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7 Reasons Why I’m Excited to Go Home for Thanksgiving

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking forward to going home for Thanksgiving for a while now. Here are seven reasons why:

1. Seeing family and friends.

I haven’t seen my friends or the majority of my family members since mid-August when I moved back to BC, so I’m naturally extremely excited to see them all again.


2. Home-cooked meals.

My mom is an amazing cook and even though she made 12 jars of her delicious homemade pasta sauce for me to bring to school (no, I’m not kidding), it still just isn’t the same. Also, the pasta sauce covers the pasta, but doesn’t even begin to cover all the other delicious food she makes.


3. A little R &R.

This semester has been extremely hectic and exhausting for a lot of different reasons. I haven’t really relaxed or had a good night of sleep in weeks, so I can’t wait to go home, sleep in my own bed, and finally get the rest and relaxation that I so desperately need.

4. A break from the BC bubble.

I love BC with all my heart and never want to graduate, but I have to admit, it does get to be too much to handle sometimes between classes, extracurricular activities, and friends. I can’t wait to get away for a little while just to clear my head and have some “me” time.

5. Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Like New York, Chicago also has a Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s not as well known or as popular as the one in New York, but I’ve grown up going to it and I can’t wait to go again this year! Gobble gobble!


6. Thanksgiving itself.

This speaks for itself. Thanksgiving is the one day a year that you can eat never-ending amounts of food and not get judged for it. Not to mention the fact that the food is absolutely delicious. Stuffing, cranberry sauce, moist turkey…mhhhmmm. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.


7. Black Friday.

Without a doubt, Black Friday is both the best and worst shopping day of the year. It’s the best because the sales are phenomenal, but the worst because stores and malls are madhouses. Black Friday is one of my family’s post-Thanksgiving traditions and every year we get up early Friday morning, brave the crowds, and literally shop until we drop.







Kelsey Damassa is in her senior year at Boston College, majoring in Communications and English. She is a native of Connecticut and frequents New York City like it is her job. On campus, she is the Campus Correspondent for the Boston College branch of Her Campus. She also teaches group fitness classes at the campus gym (both Spinning and Pump It Up!) and is an avid runner. She has run five half-marathons as well as the Boston Marathon. In her free time, Kelsey loves to bake (cupcakes anyone?), watch Disney movies, exercise, read any kind of novel with a Starbucks latte in hand, and watch endless episodes of "Friends" or "30 Rock."