Relax during Thanksgiving break

Katelyn Eddington

I should not have to explain myself or keep apologizing for everything. 

My anxiety has been through the roof, it is the end of the semester rush. 

And when my anxiety gets like this, all I do is apologize and feel like I must explain myself to everyone. 

I should not have to apologize for breathing and being human. 

Humans make mistakes, which is why we are here to learn and grow. 

I become a different person when I am stressed and anxious, which is why I cannot wait for this break. 

I’m finally going to be able to go home for some down time and regather myself. 

This semester has kicked my butt and I cannot wait for it to end in about three weeks. 

My break is going to be spent traveling between my family and my boyfriend’s family. 

Which sounds more stressful than class work, but it is not going to be. 

I know a lot of students who are ready for break, even winter break.

I have not been able to go home since July and even then, it was for two days. 

I am ready to see my sisters and not have to worry about school or any other extracurricular activities. 

Plus, a solid week where I can sleep in my queen-sized bed. 

I am sure I am not the only student who looks forward to going home because, even though I might not like my hometown, I still need a break from the stress. 

Also, my anxiety could use a break. 

I would like to be able to go home more than I do; however, I cannot between school and work. 

I hear everyone talking about their weekend plans and it kind of makes me a little jealous that some students get to go home as often as they do. 

Now do not get me wrong, I love that fellow students get to go home every weekend. 

I just feel like it is a good thing for students who do not get to go home often to have a solid break. 

I practically get two Thanksgiving meals between my family and my boyfriend’s. 

I am so excited for it because it has been a minute since I got a nice, home-cooked meal. 

I guess this break has been long waited for and long overdue, at least for me that is. 

Katelyn Eddington is a senior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].