Get ready for that lovely thing that is Thanksgiving Break. You’re going to get to relax (and eat) but there are a few things to know in advance.
1. Room Prep
Clean Out Your MiniFridge
Sweep and Mop The Floor
Take out the trash and do a trash check
Wash. Your. Sheets. (This is a good idea. You probably don’t do it often enough as-is)
2. See your friends, but have low expectations
I’m going to be full-on honest with you… About 4 of my friends from high school are still actually my “friends”
The rest of them are either people who I used to be friends with and keep no contact with unless I’m home, or I’ve completely grown apart from.
This will be less prevalent in this break, since you’ve only been at school this semester… But things won’t be the same. People change a lot. And without the common thread of HS to keep you together you may not like them as much as you used to.
3. Spend time with your family
Seriously. Appreciate them. Learn from them. You’re a little older and more mature, and they’ll notice it.
Also you might get a bit more family dirt and some funny stories from your parents youth.
Parents (and more likely, aunts and uncles) LOVE college stories. Especially on Thanksgiving.
4. Help out, but also appreciate having parents
Okay so hopefully you won’t have to do your own laundry, but otherwise, act as you did in high school. Your parents will note how “mature” you are for helping without being asked. You’ll get major props.
5. Don’t forget that finals are around the corner
You get a few days at home and you forget college exists. DO NOT DO THIS.
I have a very long train ride over Thanksgiving break. I will be writing a massive final paper for my senior-seminar on this train trip.
If you have final papers due (you do) and final exams coming up (you do) bring some things home so you can work. Use this time to your advantage. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
- Erica Rice, Bryn Mawr Class of 2017 and winner of the third annual essay competition of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education
Read Erica’s essay here.
WHEN BOYS WEAR BUTTON UPS BUT ROLL THE SLEEVES TO THEIR ELBOWS
i had no idea girls thought this was attractive
excuse me while i never wear my sleeves all the way down again
signal boost, every boy must see this post, we must raise awareness
How did boys not know this are you blind
BONUS POINTS IF IT’S THE WHITE SHIRT.