Thanksgiving Break and Other Breaks

Friendsgiving in Iowa City

I have a love hate relationship with Thanksgiving break. Yes, it’s amazing, a week of no school finally. But, on the other hand, it’s such a harsh reminder that winter break is creeping up on us. Winter break was torturous last year. A month of no school felt like forever.

The good thing about breaks in high school was that your friends were still in the same city and within driving distance. The dreadful thing about breaks in college is that all your friends are spread out in the country and around the world. Therefore, you’re all alone in your state wishing you could be back with your friends.

And don’t even get me started on summer. Summer was deadly. It was way too long. It was three and a half months of no interaction with my Iowa people. I may be one of the minorities in saying that breaks in college are a little bit too long.

Don’t get me wrong. I miss my family and I love them with all my heart. I value the time that I spend with them, but college just seems to be zooming too fast and it hurts. I wish time would slow down a bit, yet it only seems to slow down when I’m in breaks and not when I’m at Iowa.

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