Thanksgiving Break is here and we couldn’t be more excited. The only sad thing is that some of us can’t go home for this glorious holiday. If our 10-year-old selves knew we wouldn’t be able be in our cozy childhood homes for this holiday made for eating, we wouldn’t go to college in the first place. What is Thanksgiving without eating Aunt Sue’s famous turkey and stuffing? Not the same, that’s what.
The cruel, harsh reality is that many of us won’t be able to go home for Turkey Day. There are a number of reasons we’re unable to go home – student athletes don’t have off, tickets home are expensive, home is too far away, or we have other obligations that we’ve made a commitment too. Life, why must you get in the way all of the time?
Nothing is more depressing than handing in a “request to stay” slip to Res Life while everyone else is packing their bags to go home. Sigh. But, what do those of us who are forced to stay on campus do over Thanksgiving break while everyone else is partying with friends from home and spending time with their families?
Well, you definitely don’t have to stay cooped up in your dorm or apartment by yourself, let me tell you that. Think of this as an opportunity to have some “me time.” Like really, how often does that happen these days? Not often enough. You deserve some good old fashioned R&R.
If you’re not sure how to spend a few days alone, or with a few friends who also have been left behind, we’ve got some ideas for you. Enjoy the upcoming break, and be thankful for you, because you are GREAT. Think of it this way, you can finally do this and not worry about anyone watching: