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Find Your Escape

Take some time for yourself over break.

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Find Your Escape
Jake Tilton

First semesters attempt to make you feel at home at school. But, there’s something special about going back home home. Even if it does get stupidly boring to wake up in the afternoon and go to sleep in the morning, spend a good chunk of the day watching Netflix, and forget what the outdoors look like, winter break is still a meditative and necessary part of college life.

I urge you: don’t waste break doing work. Instead, take a drive, play some music, make a sock puppet, go for a hike, make collectible decorative eggs, or do whatever else people do to find their zen.

See winter break as an opportunity to seize some of your last ever extended vacations and throttle them for all they can give you. If that means deleting Facebook, Snapchat, and all other social media, meditating on the semester, and being solitary, that’s all right.

Don’t let the FOMO grind you down. If that means being as social as possible and catching up with people from home, that’s also fine. You do you! Well, as long as “you” doesn’t mean “stressing out, worrying, working, and planning every second of your life ahead of you.”

Escape from it all for a while. Reflect on the semester, and relax. As daunting as the next one may seem, you’ll be better equipped to leap right in after you relax. Find what it means to do you -- and then do it.

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