Enduring Major Holidays on Campus

Enduring Major Holidays on Campus
Enduring Major Holidays on Campus
Sometimes making it home for the holidays simply isn’t an option. It can be due to a variety of circumstances, like distance, weather, car troubles and work, and the result could be a feeling of emptiness in place of the warmth that comes with spending time with your family. But you shouldn’t allow a change in plans to ruin your time off from school. If you venture outside of your comfort zone and do it with a positive attitude, you might end up having a holiday to remember.

More likely than not, you aren’t the only student who will be on campus during the break. Check Facebook and see if any of your friends will be around – people love to voice their complaints about every little inconvenience through their status updates. If you find some who are dealing with the same experience, hang out with them. If you’re of age, frequent the bars that remain open during the holidays. You might hear some interesting stories of family drama from the locals. Activities that keep you busy and out of the dorm or apartment will keep your mind off of what you’re missing. Weather permitting, participate in outdoor activities. Start a game of flag football in the snow. Unlike your peers, you’ll get a workout instead of a turkey neck. Consider volunteering at a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen to improve the holidays of people who are less fortunate than you. It’ll give you perspective about your situation, and you’ll feel like a better person.

If you must take part in the tradition of the holidays, host your own bash. Invite your friends who are still in town and anybody else who doesn’t have plans. Have a feast and involve everybody in the preparation; each person can contribute their own favorite dish. If you can’t cook, take a few minutes to find the recipes online. If you burn the turkey or ham, find a local restaurant, have them cook the feast, and bring it home to enjoy. In the meantime, watch football, play board games or do whatever makes everybody happy. Treat it like a party and make it as fun as possible. Holiday-themed drinking games can help establish a festive atmosphere. Regardless of how you keep yourself entertained, it’s important that you get the most out of your break. With a little effort, you can change an unhappy situation into a great one.
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