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Spring Break

March 25, 2010

Spring Break is probably the saving grace for most high school and college students. In my experience, some of the worst academic weeks are the two right before this momentous holiday (the worst is when you have two exams and a paper due all on the same day – why oh why do professors feel the need to schedule exams on the same days other professors do?). I think that most people spend their Spring Breaks going to the beach or some other grand destination (e.g. two of my friends will be backpacking across Iceland in a few days). Personally I have only had the whole Spring Break beach experience once, and that was in high school with girls I didn’t really know all that well and my mother as a chaperone (crazy times, I know). It was pretty fun, but I don’t really have any other experience to compare it to. And for my junior year of high school, I went to England and France. It was super fun, but it was also with my school (guided tours of cities aren’t really ideal for me – I enjoy exploring and being unstructured). (Below: This is me and some friends sitting on a bench in Paris. We bought bread/desserts from a boulangerie. The men behind us kept muttering about “stupid Americans” and “tourists”. Little did they know most of us spoke French and knew exactly what they were saying.)

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I wish that my friends did the whole renting a condo in the Florida Keys or Destin ordeal, but that doesn’t really seem to be their style. I would also be quite content going somewhere other than the beach (like exploring a big city or hiking the AT), but they don’t seem to like doing that either. I suppose this is partly my fault as well because I never initiate anything. I’m sure my friends would want to do that kind of stuff if there was a plan to do it, but there just never is. So what am I doing for this year’s Spring Break?

I’m going to Alabama. Yes, I know. Sounds grand, huh? I’m visiting my friends in Tuscaloosa for a few days, and then I’m going to see my sister and some friends in Auburn after that. Then it’s destination: home, where I will most likely lay in bed for countless hours, play video games, and hang out with my sister (which doesn’t sound all that bad to me really). Relaxing Spring Breaks are my forte. I just think I get a little lonely sometimes. I was looking at my sister’s pictures from her Spring Break (she went to Key West with a bunch of her friends), and I kept thinking, “Wow, that looks like a bushel of fun. Why can’t my Spring Break be like that?” But guess what Anna: IT CAN! So here’s my goal for next year. I’m going to save my money and plan an awesome trip with my friends and go to some awesome place. I need to have a real Spring Break eventually. I want to be able to look back at pictures of my friends and me on a beach or in a city doing awesome things. Plus I’ll be 21 by that time, so there won’t be anything to hold me back. I’ll be able to do anything I want except rent a car (which I believe you have to be 25 in the United States to do). And both my sisters will be out of school so maybe we could hang out and do an awesome weekend thing (because they’ll probably be working during the week because they’re adults) in case my friends don’t want to do something super-mega-awesome-fun.

So there you have it. Maybe by this time next year, I’ll be posting a blog about the adventures of Spring Break 2011, pictures and all. Perhaps I should start thinking of destinations…

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  1. Tina Hua permalink
    April 9, 2010 9:44 AM

    I would gladly celebrate your awesome Spring Break ’11 with you! I haven’t really done anything grand my past 4 college spring breaks.

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