You Have A LOT to be Thankful For

Hey everyone!

I hope you’re all having an excellent holiday season! So many fun things have happened recently from Halloween to Election Day and now to Thanksgiving…that being said, I’m so ready for a break. Every year for Thanksgiving, I drive up to New Jersey and spend a week with my dad’s side of the family that I only get to see once or twice a year. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it always comes around right when I need it. I’m sure everyone reading this can relate to that feeling of being inundated by work and life and exams, especially around this time of year, which is why getting a week to breathe is so important.

How is Joey going to turn this diatribe about Thanksgiving around and make it applicable to anything admissions related, you might be asking? Great question! I know that applications are all turned in and being reviewed for Spring transfers and that’s simultaneously so exciting and so nerve-wracking. In the emotional whirlwind that is the transfer process, I implore you to take some time and find something you’re thankful for in whatever situation you’re in that led you here. It is so easy to write off where you’re at, be it a four-year university, a community college, or some other situation, as all the negative aspects that made you want to transfer in the first place. However, it is so important to be able to look at that same situation and find the light as well. Maybe you met one of your best friends, maybe you discovered a new passion or skill, whatever it is, take this time of year to celebrate it. Trust me, this will help you so much throughout the transfer process, whether it ends with you joining us here at W&M this Spring or Fall or staying wherever you are for a little while longer.

With that being said, I hope you get some time soon to be thankful, celebrate your accomplishments, and eat a lot of great food!

Until next time,
Joey Cronin ’20

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