Finally, after a long week filled with essays and mid-terms, I am so glad to be home for spring break. Although there really is no fun in exam preparation, working hard and studying for those tests make being home feel, in a way, rewarding. Despite the couple homework assignments I have due, I’m definitely taking advantage of this time away from the hustle and bustle of school. People might wonder what my favorite part of being home is; and as much as I love home cooked meals and free laundry, I have to admit the best part of home-life is this: sleeping in my own bed!
Spring break is about a week. Since it isn’t quite enough time to head back to that part-time job and we aren’t all lucky enough to fly over to a lovely exotic island, some college students might find themselves in a rut; how should I spend my time on break? So I thought I’d compile a list of a few ideas!
1. Catch up with high school friends.
Having time to chat with old friends is always a nice way to spend a day or an evening. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy! A bunch of my friends from home had their spring break last week, however, I’m thankful that my best friend was around for just a day before she drove back to school. Nevertheless, there’s bound to be someone around during the week!
2. Go on a day trip
Depending on where you live, a day trip can be tons of fun! I live in New Jersey so, contrary to popular belief, there are a multitude of options for day trips. Take a drive to a new city or museum. Maybe find a free concert!
3. Have lunch or dinner at a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try
Just like anyone else, I LOVE dining out even to places I’ve eaten at a thousand times (like Olive Garden). But sometimes I’m in need of a little change. Use a night or two out of the week to grab a meal from that new burger joint or hibachi buffet your friends have been telling you about!
Although I am nothing like the average female shopaholic, who doesn’t enjoy an occasional trip to the mall? With warm weather starting to creep up, head over to your favorite stores and purchase some spring attire! I know I cannot wait for Scranton’s temperature to hit the 70s so I can stack away the boots and bring out the flip flops.
5. Have some serious hobby time
Between homework, tests, clubs, and friends, it can be hard to set aside time for yourself at school. Since you are most likely all studied-out, use this week to read a book, find some new tunes to listen to, go on a few bike rides etc.
This week will most likely go by much faster than you think! It’s hard to believe it is already Wednesday. No doubt going back to school will be nice, but I never want my time home to pass by too quickly.
With only two days until the new season, I might as well just say it now! Happy Spring everyone, I’ll be back soon. 🙂