7 Things That Happen When You're Anticipating Spring Break

 

1.Work seems never-ending. You stare at blank word documents just trying to think of something to write. You type Google Scholar into your web browser but somehow end up surfing the web for bathing suits instead of scholarly articles...

 

2.You have nothing to wear. You decide to try on every piece of clothing in your closet that wouldn't be acceptable to wear in this current Ithacan climate. Commence the online orders and shopping sprees...

 

3.You shed the winter weight. It's easy to put on a few pounds while in a Cornell hibernation. So you hit Helen Newman or Noyes and spin, lift, or run until you just can't feel your legs...

 

4.You change your diet. Don't get me wrong - CTB bagels are delicious and late night trips to the crêpe truck are the best. But with two weeks left until break, you switch to Terrace salads and smart yogurt with fruit (both delicious and healthy alternatives)...

 

5.The weather feels especially cold. Like it's always cold here but now this frigid air is unbearable. You wake up hopeful, see the sun's out and decide not to wear a coat. You take one step outside and run back in because it's actually 5 degrees outside. Cozy blankets and Netflix are calling...

 

6.You're planning on going home and you're so excited. Even if you won't have sun and sand, you'll have your family awaiting the big arrival. Whether you live close by or far away, there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed and eating home-cooked food.

 

7.    You spend every waking hour of the day pretending you're not in snowy Ithaca but rather in sunny Puerto Rico. Or Mexico. Or Miami. Really anywhere but here! And if you're going home to a cold climate, summer vacation is already on your radar. So you set a countdown on your computer and just wait it out...