Thanksgiving-COVID Edition

Donna Baeck
2 min readNov 25, 2020

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Just like every other holiday and special event this year, Thanksgiving is going to look very different. If you’re following social distancing guidelines and being a decent human being, you know a giant family reunion is not happening this Thanksgiving. Even though I’m home in Illinois for the rest of the semester, my extended family and I will not be meeting in-person like we usually do. As much as I miss my hometown friends and family, I will be celebrating the holiday in other ways.

This year I look forward to really taking this Thanksgiving weekend slow. In past years I was always on the go meeting up with friends at home and hitting up my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Since those festivities aren’t an option this year, I will be staying home and watching my favorite Netflix series. But one Thanksgiving tradition isn’t changing and that’s eating some good food. My family is too small to cook a whole Thanksgiving spread without expecting guests, but we will be eating some delicious Korean dishes that I missed so dearly while I was in Minneapolis.

The only negative aspect of Thanksgiving is that it’s towards the end of the semester, meaning I still have tons of assignments and exams due after the weekend is over. I will try my very best not to study on the holiday, but it’s going to be tempting not to work on a few things with the extra time I have. Other than Netflix and some studying, I’ll be on the lookout for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Crossing my fingers I will be more of an online shopper after this weekend because I’m definitely someone who prefers trying clothes on in store.

Thanksgiving dinner 2019 with church members

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