11—it's a funny number. It’s prime, odd, and looks the
same backwards, forwards, and upside down. It’s also the number of weeks that
have passed since I arrived at Centre College, and the number of weeks that
I've been away from home. Being away from home this long has finally taken its
toll. I’m ready to be back in San Diego. Back to family, friends, sailing, and
good Mexican food. Knowing that I don’t get to go home for Thanksgiving break,
while most other people do, makes it even harder.
As somebody who always looks on the bright side, I thought to myself, “Katie,
how can you make Centre feel like home?” Well, I obviously can’t sail a boat
across Kentucky’s open fields of grass, or drive a few hours to visit family.
BUT, I can find new things, those here at Centre, that make me feel at home.
So I then thought to myself, “Katie, what are things that make you feel at
home?” Well...having favorites! Favorite restaurants, favorite places to go,
and favorite activities. You see, having favorites can really comfort somebody.
So then I thought, “Katie, what are
some of your favorites at Centre?” And I responded:
Favorite place on campus: The Centre swing (a rope
swing that hangs from a tree in front of Old Centre.) Whenever I’m down, it’s
something that always makes me laugh.
Favorite food in Cowan: The ice cream…who doesn’t love the
Favorite time of day on campus: Early Sunday
morning—when all is quiet. A great time for homework.
Favorite restaurant: The Hub. I only go there about four
times a week.
Favorite procrastination technique: Dancing in my room while
nobody is watching…I hope.
The list goes on and on. And although I may not be going
home for Thanksgiving, I know that I can treat Centre like a second home.