In high school, I was always ashamed to say that I was not going to any exotic location for spring break. Both of my parents worked full-time and we did not usually go to warm places for vacations, so I was stuck at home while my friends got a tan and took the first of many trips to the beach.
Now, however, I am not at all upset to be spending my spring break at home with my dog and a pile of books that I have been meaning to read. Just like during winter break, I am more appreciative of a few days off than I have ever been. I have been sleeping in, lounging around, deep-cleaning my room (it’s one of the weirdest things that I like to do for fun, don’t judge me) and digging in to my long list of novels to read. I have been spending time with my family and taking day trips to visit my friends at their colleges. It has been fun to forget about classes, internships, study abroad possibilities, homework, tests, papers, and waking up early.
Although this break has been very relaxing, I cannot wait to get back to K. I am excited about my classes for spring quarter, being able to walk around campus without a winter coat, and the prospect of summer growing closer and closer. When the sun peeks through the clouds, the entire mood of campus seems to shift. It is much easier to deal with my schedule when it looks cheery outside. I am not quite sure it can be called Spring Break if there is still snow on the ground, but nevertheless, it has been a good one.