College Thanksgiving Guide
Right when midterms are over and fall is in full swing, a lovely sight appears on the horizon for students: Thanksgiving break. It is a time to get away from the daily grind that is college and relax with family, friends and a whole lot of turkey. Although this holiday happens to be my favorite (besides Christmas, of course), with everything going on in my life right now, I found it difficult to plan for Thanksgiving. So, I decided to come up with a few strategies to make the most out of my break. The four things to consider are:
1. Plan Your Exit Strategy
If you are planning on going home for the holidays, you better figure out your exit strategy for getting home now before it's too late.
2. Pack Early & Light
Don't pack too much for the trip home! Thanksgiving is a very short holiday and carrying heavy luggage during this time period is a pain. The best plan of action is to bring the essentials like laundry and the clothes you'd normally wear. Leave the summer clothes! It is better to bring them home over the Christmas holiday, when you have more time to pack and unpack those shorts and flip-flops.
3. Finish Your Homework Early!
Homework, ugh! And, over the holidays to boot! But, heed my advice, its best to finish that paper or project before you leave for Thanksgiving. The likelihood that you'll finish your work over the holidays is slim.
4. Make a Plan B
Between the tanking economy and the rising costs of college, heading home over Thanksgiving may simply not be an option for some students. So, if you can't make it home for the holidays, make a plan B! The best solution, if you can't find your way home, is to find a friend that lives close to school. By doing this, you'll be able to get off campus for awhile and have a proper Thanksgiving meal. If this isn't an option, make the best of the holidays on campus. Many students stay on campus for the holidays.