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Thanksgiving brought me a bit of an internal battle this year. Usually home with family or friends that feel like family, I sit around the dinner table of familiar faces feeling grateful to be exactly where I am. This year, as we created our own little Thanksgiving away from home where the sight of Skippy peanut butter and mashed potatoes induced actual cheering, I was torn. I was simultaneously mourning missing out… Read More

Thanksgiving, for my family, has always been more about being together than where we are together. Of course, I will always demand that Christmas is spent at our home in Colorado- probably well past the appropriate amount of time for a full-grown adult to be going to her parents for the holidays, but that won’t stop me. Anyways, we have spent our Thanksgivings in places from Ireland to Kazakhstan, so I wasn’t all… Read More

There’s no use in denying that time got away from me this semester. It’s somehow late November, Thanksgiving’s in a week, finals are in two weeks- and I’m still stuck somewhere back in early October. Running around between classes, labs, and interviews this semester has been chaotic and I’m finally in the home stretch, but there’s no shortage of work to be tackled before I can fly home. So, in the spirit… Read More