5 Things To Do During A Snow Day

5 Things To Do During A Snow Day

How to fight boredom while snowed in.
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Living in New England, we are all used to snowy winters. It is either an incredibly cold and snowy winter, or we get no snow at all. New England weather is unpredictable to say the least.

I remember in elementary school, I would sleep with the portable phone next to me in the hopes of that glorious phone call from the superintendent canceling school. I loved snow for that reason. When I began to drive, it became the bane of my existence. It would go from rain to snow, leaving a layer of ice under the snow. I hated it. I loved those calls even more because it meant I did not have to drive in it.

One winter, the week before February break was canceled because of frozen pipes bursting. At the time, it seemed fantastic; however, I soon got bored. Here is a list of things to do when you are snowed in!

1. Catch up on sleep.

Snow days are the perfect opportunity to sleep in or go back to bed. I will admit, it is wicked annoying when you get up and are getting ready and then they call to cancel school. Even if you cannot fall back asleep, it is the perfect opportunity to crawl back under the covers and relax.

2. Pinterest!

I am a big fan of DIY videos and Pinterest projects. I use days off to look at new videos or posts and look for ideas. DIY’s are a great, inexpensive way to spice up your room, or relax. I used a lot of DIY projects when decorating my dorm room this fall!

3. Read.

I have never been the person to set aside time for reading. I get super busy and it is the last thing on my mind. I always start a book on a snow day because there is the chance of a power outage. Growing up in a coastal town, storms generally came with a lot of wind that lead to power outages. Whether you never finished a book or you have a pile waiting to be read, this is a great opportunity to do that!

4. Netflix.

Netflix is in no means seasonal; however, snow days are the perfect excuse to binge watch your favorite show without being judged for the hours you spend inside doing so. My show last winter was Grey’s Anatomy, and this winter I started Gilmore Girls. Nothing is better than curling up with your laptop under blankets watching your favorite show.

5. Bake or cook.

Along with looking up projects, it is always fun to find a new recipe! I know just scrolling through my Facebook page, I probably share 2-3 cooking videos that I tell myself I am going to make. Now is the chance! If you have a feeling that you will be snowed in, go out a day or two before and gather the stuff to try new recipes!

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I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

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I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

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8. Fascinating

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9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

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I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

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13. Philosophical

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When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

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I want to take all of life in.

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How It Feels When You’re The Only One Still Home For Break

All my friends have left, and there is no purpose for me here.

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At my school, we have quite a lengthy break. Our break is about six weeks, so around one to two weeks longer than everyone else's.

At first, you imagine this break to be the most wonderful break in the world. You'll be home long enough to make some money and you can link up with all your family and friends! It'll be a blast being away from textbooks and school-related things in general. And it is, the break is awesome... until all your friends go back to school.

Since most schools go back a few weeks before mine, I have to send all of my high school friends back off to school while I get to sit at home. At first, I thought it would be a great time to get my stuff together. Figure out finances for next semester, class schedule, and other stuff. Although, there's only so much you can do.

So you're left with a problem. You're now trapped in bed, hardly any friends left in your hometown if any, and nothing to do. So you decide to catch up on that newest Netflix show everyone has been talking about. Two days later, you're in bed again, with nothing to do... again.

There's about a week left to break, and it's now spent with Netflix and FaceTiming your hometown and college friends. You start to reminisce on all the fun times you've had with your hall mates and fun weekends out on the town. While you twiddle your thumbs, remember that the border will end and you will be back soon making endless more memories and having sleepless nights filled with homework.

I learned that I have to cherish the time that I spend with people at home. My family and hometown friends are very important to me. I thought I would have no time to see them all, but there has been ample time for that. I just wish the time would end so I can get back to campus and make so many more memories.

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