Takeaway Tuesday

Can’t believe it is already December! This semester has flown by and we are narrowing in on the last few weeks before finals. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break, ‘cause I sure did! Takeaways this Tuesday?

1. I definitely cut down on my consumption of Thanksgiving leftovers. I usually end up eating leftovers for the whole week after, but this year, we shared most of the food with our family and friends who visited and made some good, healthy second-day meals out of what was left. Nothing beats Mom’s Cranberry Jello Salad (the recipe is a secret!).

2. I also did not do much shopping this year. I usually drop a good $50 at Forever21.com and sometimes at Urban Outfitters as well. This year, I only bought a dress from Zara right before Thanksgiving and was able to get a price match after Black Friday when I called their customer service. Always keep your receipts! Zara says they do not price adjust after the fact, but someone was nice enough to help me out! (P.S. if you’re looking to drop some ‘mo money, check out the dress I bought here)

3. I did get a lot of reading done during break. I think it is important to be honest with yourself regarding how much work you will actually accomplish when home.  This may be your first time going home since the semester started.  In ten years, will you remember all the essays you wrote in college? Probably not, but you will remember the good times you spent with your family. That does not mean you should not strive to do great in your classes. Just make sure to create a schedule before you leave for break next year so you can accomplish all that you wish to! I love this paper week schedule here. What other studying tools do you use?

Hope you all have a great last week of classes and reading week! Stay healthy, hydrated and motivated. We’re almost there!

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