Posted by Alexandra Khodadadi on Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thanksgiving Break marks the first time I have been home in over 3 months… that’s a fourth of a year! While the week has been full of catching up with friends and family, eating yummy food, and just relaxing, I’ve had a few other things to take care of. For example:
Chores: When your parents are empty nesters, like mine, they love to give you chores when you’re back at home. And since you are never there to do them on a regular basis, you feel bad if you don’t help out. So, unfortunately I can no longer hide like I used to in high school. I have started to like helping out around the house though. This break my brother and I raked the front and backyard for our parents. They were very appreciative, but of course the grass was already covered with leaves again by the next day!
Appointments: One big lesson I’ve learned from coming home is that you catch up on all your appointments. I have gone to two doctor appointments and have gotten a haircut, and I have a dentist appointment set up for when I return home for winter break. Since Thanksgiving Break is only a week long, it’s good to have these appointments scheduled in advance.
Homework: Unfortunately, there is still some schoolwork to be done over the break. I have a chemistry test the week after the break, so I am taking advantage of my free time and studying a little each day. While the break is a time for relaxing, it’s a good idea to get some of your work out of the way so your schedule is not so hectic when you return back to school!
Well, that has been the majority of my break… a mixture of relaxation and hard work. I’m in denial that I am going back to campus tomorrow, but I will be back at home in three weeks. Until then, it’s time to make the most of the rest of my semester!
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