Spring Break: A week of freedom

Lily Lucero

Yes, it’s that time of the school year again. The time where students feel like they’re a hamster running on an endless wheel with no end in sight.

We’re tired, fed up and ready to relax. It’s a good thing Spring Break is just around the corner.

The school created Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring as “breaks”, to make sure that we kids don’t suffocate from our heads to toes in homework, tests, and misery.

That’s why it’s our job to make sure that we use these precious times very wisely, and make them the best weeks of our lives. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you’ll have a Spring Break that you’ll never forget.

Now, I’m not saying that you have to go crazy with planning a vacation or anything, because there are plenty of things you can do to make your break memorable. And no, it’s not homework.

Let’s be honest, a lot of us just can’t take off to The Bahamas for a week, which means that we need to address our other options. Go to new places.

Your spring break shouldn’t consist of going to the same store, the same this the same that. You want it to be different than the usual. Go someplace new, checkout a cool landmark or hiking trail or shop and just soak it all in.

Go to a fancy restaurant, or just somewhere you love and enjoy the food. Go to the movies, go to the beach! The list goes on and on!

The one thing that you don’t want to do is to stay locked up in your room all week like a vampire who doesn’t go in the sunlight. The days will go by fast, and before you know it, it’s back to school.

Extend the week as much as you can by doing things that light up your face and make you feel alive and well. Spend time with the ones you love.

Plan a get together among friends and have a blast! But most importantly, use it as time to unwind, and let all the stresses of school melt away. You deserve it.

Also, write your plans down! You might have all these bright ideas but they might just fall out of your head the moment you actually have time to do any of them.

I don’t want to sound like I’m from some rom- com movie about struggling moms, but treat yo self! This is the time to reward yourself for all of the hard work you put into this year.

Not to sound all mushy, but also, I push you to do something kind every day of Spring Break. Make breakfast for your mom, wash the dishes, feed the dog, because believe it or not, it’s going to make your week that much better.

School definitely puts a certain weight on us that’s hard to lift off, but during this break, remember that you are loved, and that you have survived the past 7 months of school. Round of applause.

Spring Break doesn’t have to be a week of skiing or a week of parties or a week of Hawaii. It should just be remembered as a week that relaxed you and reminded you that school isn’t life, and that we should find joy in the little things that make us smile.

So as long as you can come out of Spring Break on Monday with a, “I wish it was spring break again,” that means you did something right.

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