The week before break started was a blessing and a curse. I felt so bittersweet about RENT coming to an end. I loved performing and meeting so many new people, but it was nice to have time to focus on the clubs I’m involved in and spend more time on homework. However, this small amount of freedom only lasted a couple of hours. Right after my last performance of RENT, we had our first Christmas @ Luther rehearsal! Just when I thought things were finally starting to cool down, BAM! I have more rehearsals to attend and no time for anything.
As the week went on, I realized just how badly I needed break. I was feeling overwhelmed and scared. It felt like I didn’t have time for anything. It’s hard to give your 100% when you are involved in so many things. I wanted to make sure I pleased everyone so badly that I disregarded my own feelings. Home is always a great place to recharge, which was exactly what I needed. My family always knows how to motivate me and pick me up when I’m feeling down. I anxiously waited until I could be home and reconnect with my family.
Break was exactly what I needed. Thanksgiving Day was a blast! Our family always hosts so it is up to us to make all the food. I always look forward to making the grand feast with my mom. She is an amazing cook! Once my family arrived, my worries about school and the work I had to do went away. I allowed myself to be present with my family and it felt good. I engaged in some interesting chats with my aunts and uncles and played too many games with my little cousins. Taking a mental break let me feel relaxed and granted me the opportunity to become closer with my family.