What word comes to mind when you think about Thanksgiving? Family, friends, pumpkin pie? Or maybe shopping and relaxation? Many classy co-eds think “thankful.” Going home for a holiday since you started college is a big deal and may come with some challenges, but the best part of Thanksgiving break is enjoying it with family and friends. Here are a few tips to make it a wonderful week of giving thanks.
Friends: After being away for three months, chances are the family will want to spend the entire week with you at home. Unfortunately, your old high-school friends will too. Be a classy co-ed by showing both family and friends how much they’ve been missed. Take the girls out to the local coffee shop to reminisce and share all your new college stories, or invite them over to bake a delicious pie.
Family: Enjoy spending time with your family, especially if you don’t see them too often. With your newfound freedom, it may be difficult to commit to spending a lot of time with parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. However, the season of giving is the perfect time to embrace your loved ones. Make a wreath with your siblings to hang on the front door, or teach your mom one of CL’s favorite mashed potato recipes.
Thanksgiving is a time out from school. Don’t expect to get studying or work done, and try not to sleep the entire week. Instead, appreciate heart-warming moments and always give thanks!
Don’t forget about Black Friday shopping—keep an eye out for CL’s advice on this all American holiday!
Don’t forget to show your sorority sisters how much you appreciate them! Host a Chapter Thanksgiving dinner before you leave!