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A Collegiette’s Guide to a Memorable Spring Break

It’s February, which means school is in full force. It feels like you have a midterm every week and you’re starting to fall behind a bit because classes are actually starting to get tough. It’s at this point in the semester where we’re struggling to remain optimistic. Why am I putting myself through this? I mean, do I really need a college degree to do my dream job? There’s only one thing that can pull us up from the depth of despair that is 17+ credits: SPRING BREAK. That’s right, it’s right around the corner! Here are five things you can do to make sure your break is amazing.

Go with people you like.

Ok this is probably a “duh” statement. Don’t spend your limited, seven day spring break with people that don’t make you happy! During the school year, we’re forced to be around people we may not like, whether it’s for group projects or in extra curriculars. Spring Break is for surrounding yourself with people that won’t make you want to continuously roll your eyes.

Keep your group small.

This article is for those of you planning a trip with a group of friends. Make sure to keep your travel company intimate! Involving too many people will get super hectic. You’ll have to deal with coordinating rides or flights, hotel rooms and activities – not to mention having to accommodate everyone’s budget and schedule! Additionally, everyone wants different things out of their vacations, so the fewer friends you have to accompany you, the more likely you’ll all be on the same page in regards to how you want to spend your time.

Go somewhere you’ll be able to relax.

This is key! As college students, we’re stressed out like, 87% of the time for one reason or another. Don’t plan a vacation that will stress you out the whole time. The last thing you want to be worrying about is scheduling pressures, or being forced to be the “mom” of the group of drunken idiots you call friends.

Don’t blow your savings.

I think it’s common sense that the more you invest in something, the more pressure there is for it to be perfect. Placing all of your hard earned cash into one trip is a recipe for disaster. First of all, you’ll be super disappointed if something doesn’t work out the way you want it to. No one wants to go with the flow when it involves huge amounts of money. Second of all, you’ll be upset with your friends if they blow some of your money. For example, your friend accidentally causes you both to miss your train, so now you have to buy another ticket for the next one. If you’ve already dropped hella bills on this trip, that’s going to seriously bum you out!

Take lots of pictures, but don’t post many on social media.

Social media is fun because you get to show the world how awesome your life is and how much fun you’re having on vacation. However, being on vacation is a chance to check out from social media and just live in the moment. I’m not saying to not document your experiences—take as many pictures as possible! Those are tangible memories you’ll be able to look back on. However, don’t spend the time editing and posting them while on vacation. That can wait until you’re home and reminiscent.

No matter what, Spring Break will be amazing simply because it’s a break from the hussle and bussle we call college. Whatever you decide to do will be a priceless experience, whether it’s going to Mexico with your closest friends or finally having the time to make a dent in your reading list. Don’t worry, it’s only about 3 weeks away, you can do it!

 

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