Thanksgiving and Such

Here we are. Two days until I go back home to Louisville for a month for Christmas break. But what’s been happening lately?

Well, last week was Thanksgiving break (which is crazy — 9 days between breaks? alright). It was fantastic getting to go home for the week and see everyone. I went home a day early, was able to pick up 2 shifts and see some friends I hadn’t seen in months as well as hang out with family. I saw my best friend and his family for the first time since August which was lovely.

Friendsgiving, our annual tradition (that we started last year) happened as well. It’s really cute actually — we set up a bunch of card tables so all 30 or so of us can eat at one table. We treat it as kind of a Thanksgiving potluck, with everyone bringing a dish to share. During dinner, we go around and say what we’re thankful for. It was cool this year because we did a double sort of thing — what we’re thankful for at home and away at college. It was cool to hear what everyone’s doing at school in various states across the country.

So then it was back to school for nine days which meant exams. Thankfully, I was able to get my two hardest over the first day and then got to chill for the rest of the exams that didn’t require studying. At this point, I have two to go — Harry Potter (yeah, a class about Harry Potter ending with a test all about Harry Potter, not too shabby) and my math class, neither of which I’m worried about. I’m just looking forward to going home.

Home is going to include seeing friends, working crazy hours and, after Christmas, going to New York City for 4 days with 4 of my best friends. We’re seeing at least 3 Broadway shows (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Sideshow) with the possibility of a few more and just hanging out in New York. I’m beyond excited for the trip.

Home will be weird because while I’ll get to see all my high school friends, it will also entail missing the people here I’ve gotten so close to. Gotta love having all your friends be in all different states (and countries!).

The fact that my first semester of college is essentially over is absolutely crazy to me. It feels like yesterday I was moving in. It’s been a good semester and I’m looking forward to next semester being even better!

Friendsgiving 2014; photo creds to Alex Willinger

Friendsgiving 2014; photo creds to Alex Willinger

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