Making the Most of Any Break

Thanksgiving break! The last deep breath of the semester, before the last two weeks of school and exams. We go home and spend time with family, relaxing and eating higher amounts of food than normal. We’re on the tail-end of Thanksgiving break, but take heart! We have winter break to look forward to. Sometimes break is […]

Thanksgiving Day Video!

For Thanksgiving break, I invited my friend Mary to come spend the weekend with my family and me in Chicago! We began our journey early on Wednesday morning eating breakfast at the Windmill (thank you, Laura, for taking us!) before catching the 6:54 a.m. train to Chicago and from there, we spent a few hours exploring […]

Traditions! Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Monday, Readers, I hope your Monday is off to the best start! If not, just know that there are only three days until Thanksgiving. You’ll get through! Speaking of Thanksgiving, lets talk about this awesome holiday! Questions to be thinking about while reading this post: How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What are some traditions […]

How to Survive The Pre-Thanksgiving Break Itch

You can feel it in your bones – the need to get out, to put down your pencil, to print out the final draft of your ten-page research paper, close your computer, and breathe. I feel it, too. The itch, the annoyance, the anxiousness that hits us every time we’re about to go on break. […]

Apple Picking, Birthday Blissing, and a Visit from Grandma G

Hey y’all! Welcome back from break and happy (almost) weekend! Golly, I feel like I could still use an additional week off… For some reason, I have yet to catch up on sleep. I’m one of those people that seems to be most productive during the wee hours of the night. I am always amazed […]

Fall Break: Pittsburgh Style

This Fall Break I had the privilege of introducing my best friend, Ashley, to my hometown: Pittsburgh. On Friday after class we set off and left campus behind us for a few days of fun times with my family. We arrived at my house in Wexford (a suburb just north of Pittsburgh) around 9:45 p.m. […]

The Must-Do’s of Fall Break

Fall Break – the first return home of the year for most students, smacked right in the beginning of the pumpkin-spiced season we all call fall. What does one do on this Fall Break? Here are a few must’s. Go apple/pumpkin picking.  This is clearly at the top of everyone’s to-do lists over break. Who […]

433 Miles

433 Miles. Six hours and twenty-four minutes. That’s all that separates me from my front door. When I first committed to Hope, distance didn’t seem like that big of a deal to me. Sure, Pittsburgh is a long way from Holland, but in my naive, eighteen-year-old mind, I thought it would be easy. Now, I’m […]