Some families are separated the entire year and reunite around the holidays to tell-all about careers, school and relationships. Between work and school, students are becoming more distant from their families. This Thanksgiving break, students are going home to catch up and relax with their families before

That’s just what Isaac Meadows, freshman business management major, is doing this Thanksgiving. Isaac plans on going home to Austin, Texas to spend some much needed time with his family. He is the only one from his family in Tennessee, and feels stranded.

As far as Thanksgiving rituals go, Isaac’s family eats around 11 a.m. Afterwards they take a nap, and then “do round two for dinner,” as he calls it.

Normally, his family prepares the main course meal while his aunts and uncles will bring dessert. His favorite meal is his mom’s green bean casserole. Isaac is the only one out of his family who eats this dish.

Meadows’ favorite thing about Thanksgiving and the holidays is the spirit.

“Everyone just seems to be in a different mood and we have a split second of an utopia where everyone gets along,” Meadows said. “Not just in my family, but everywhere.”

Meadows recalls when he was in middle school, he made the turkey instead of his mom because she was sick. He says everyone likes his turkey more than his mom’s.

When Meadows is older, he plans on alternating his Thanksgiving from his family to his spouse’s. This way, he says, it’ll be fair between the families. However, he has a backup plan incase Mr. Right doesn’t come along

“If I end up alone, I’ll probably be the one to make all the food and invite all my friends over,” Meadows said.