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Tomorrow will be my last weekend before my spring break, and I couldn't be more excited to go home. Unlike high schools, most colleges host their spring breaks in March as opposed to April. This is probably because most colleges also release their students in May, instead of June. As the weather is still pretty cold in March, a lot of people visit warm locations to spend their week. This break I’ll be staying local, which is fine because I just want some well-deserved R&R.

I’m pretty sure for this break my mom and I are taking a mini-road trip to New Hampshire to visit her old friends from college, and I’m visiting my friends at the University of Connecticut. I also will be attending several of my annual check-ups at my doctors (really exciting, I know). It’s definitely not the most adventurous break I’ve had, but I can’t wait to see my family and friends. I really am most excited to relax in the comfort of my own bed. I’m in desperate need of some me time, as second semester has been a lot of work.

Spring break can be hard to connect with your home friends because not every school has the same vacation schedule. My friends’ breaks span over the whole month of March, so I’ll only see a couple of them at home (hence, why I’m visiting some of them at UConn). Even if you and your besties' breaks don’t line up, March break is the final break of the year; when you get back to campus, you’ll only have about six weeks left of class before summer. My point is that, even if you don’t get to see your friends in March, you’ll see them soon for summer break!

Spring break is a nice time to travel to a tropical destination or stay local with your home friends. Above anything, you have the ability to rest before second semester goes into full speed. Most professors will have their midterms before the vacation, so you really are able to just relax for a week. Think of it as your last pit stop before summer break.



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