32 Things Every College Kid Will Do After Thanksgiving Break
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32 Things Every College Kid Will Do After Thanksgiving Break

19. Contemplate buying a Christmas tree for the three weeks you’re in school during December

32 Things Every College Kid Will Do After Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving has come and gone. And the worst part? You have tasted what it’s like to be on break. Now finals are quickly approaching.

After Thanksgiving, the rest of the semester seems as if it’s flying by. You grab your flashcards, computer, class notes and study guides. Most of your time is dedicated to re-reading old notes at the library. As the stress begins to build, you find yourself looking for things to do that aren’t studying. Here are 32 things you’re bound to do after Thanksgiving break:

1. Frantically count down the number of school days left.

2. Plan unique ways to make leftovers from Thanksgiving into a new meal

3. Abuse Amazon Prime and buy things you forgot to buy on Black Friday

4. Clean your room

5. Call your mom (most likely because you don’t know how to clean something specific)

6. Finally use the skills you learned in that one math class you took freshman year to calculate your GPA…and then remember why you didn’t do so well in that math class

7. Make study playlists you won’t actually use

8. Go to Target to buy sweaters

9. Remember it’s not that cold yet and regret the sweater purchases

10. Wonder if you registered for the right classes (because we all know how poorly this semester turned out to be)

11. Write scathing reviews of your professors on ratemyprofessors.com

12. Try organizing your planner and realize that you have a LOT to do before break

13. Freak out

14. Explain to your friends that you can’t study because you have to watch all 10 seasons of a show before it leaves Netflix

15. Write “Don’t Make Plans” in your planner to guarantee you have a little extra free time

16. Think about how much fun you had with your pets over break

17. Google the nearest pet adoption center

18. Think about how your parents probably won’t be happy if you bring a dog home

19. Contemplate buying a Christmas tree for the three weeks you’re in school during December

20. Text hometown friends and create a group text

21. Realize that the group text will probably consume your phone for the entire month of December and regret it immediately

22. Deny that you have friends graduating this semester

23. Get the Snapchat filter to work on your pets

24. Daydream about all the possible ways your New Year's Eve can be like "High School Musical"

25. Watch "High School Musical" illegally online

26. Get unreasonably annoyed with the people in your class that didn’t bother you until now

27. Compile a list of books that you can read over break

28. Freak out (it deserves to be on there twice)

29. Spend more time on social media because if your life isn’t interesting, at least you can see other people doing fun wintery things (or check out the Prairie Dogs at Texas A&M)

30. Refresh these websites (just in case something new happened in the past 53 seconds)

31. Decide your self-worth is not dependent on your exam scores

32. Procrastinate by making a list of all the things you’re doing instead of studying (Okay fine. Maybe this is what I do after Thanksgiving break.)

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