Something both myself and many other freshmen have been missing from high school are days off!!! We get absolutely no (ok we had 1) days off for holidays here at Penn State. I don’t know about other students, but this really takes a toll out of me. I loved having that one or two days off of school where I can purely rest! Ya maybe teachers gave a little more work, but it was my time to sleep and do things for myself! At Penn State, I have barely found any time to fully relax and take some time out of my day for myself. So I think I can make a statement for all freshmen that we cannot wait till Thanksgiving break! And we get a whole week off!
In high school we did not have long breaks like we do in college, this is something that is completely different. There are more numerical breaks in high school than college, however, there are longer breaks in college. At Penn State and other colleges, we may not get one or two days off here and there but we get a week off for Thanksgiving which high schools do not, and we get about a month off for Christmas in between semesters! So in the end it kind of balances out. We may be burnt out by the end of the semester, but we get longer breaks to recover.
Before coming to Penn State, I thought I would come home at least once or twice to see my family because I thought I would miss being home. It didn’t take me long to realize how much I loved it here and found myself never attempting to go home either from too much work, too any activities on weekends, or purely because I wanted to stay at school. However, as the semester has moved on and every student has been working tirelessly for their classes, everyone cannot wait to go home for Thanksgiving break!! This past week has been very difficult as everyone is discussing rides home and talking to old friends back home, but we are all so very close to our own breaks. Or as I’m going to call it, my crashtime.