From The Girl Who Skipped The Spring Break Party Scene

From The Girl Who Skipped The Spring Break Party Scene

Not your typical spring break.

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I'm a junior in college. It's a very weird year. Some people seem to have their whole lives figured out, and some are still unsure of their majors. Regardless of which one of those people you are, there are a lot of things going on, and you feel out of control. Thankfully, spring break comes at just the perfect time.

Along with the feeling of my somewhat different year, I had a somewhat different spring break. When you're young, spring break is a time to relax with your family, whether that be going on a trip or just staying at home. I became accustomed to this all throughout middle school and high school... but then came college.

Spring break in college is very much a different type of break than your idea of a relaxing family vacation. For a lot of people, it means packing all your friends into one hotel room to keep the prices down and constant partying. Constant. It really isn't a break at all. I'm not saying this is bad, because I've done it and it's very fun, but it's also very tiring.

So, this year I took a different approach to spring break... a mix of both.

I was slow trying to plan something with my friends, so instead, I decided that I would just come home and have a relaxing break. This sounded great until I realized that 10 days at home with most of my friends being gone or busy would sadly not be the great vacation I thought it would be. That's where my lovely mom stepped in. She had the idea for us to take a little girls trip for a few days to Florida.

It might not sound like much, but it was honestly one of the best spring break vacations I've ever had. The trip wasn't anything fancy — we took a brutally early flight out Monday morning, stayed in a dinky little motel by the beach, and returned home on a late flight Wednesday night.

So, maybe you're wondering: How this was the best trip? For starters, there was no pressure to have a plan, make plans ahead of time, or even to look nice. We got up early in the morning, went to the beach, got lunch, went back to the beach, got dinner, and went to bed. Obviously, there were little things in between, but the main gist was just that.

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Not only did I feel completely relaxed, but I got to truly spend time with my mom. Not a quick dinner after a long drive home from school or sitting on the couch playing on the phone while she sat next to me. It was refreshing to spend time with someone I love so much. When you go to college, it's easy to get wrapped up in everything that's going on, and although I call my mom once a day (OK, maybe a few times), I forget how much I love hanging out with her.

Obviously being on the beach for a few days was nice too, but our little vacation gave me the best of both worlds. I got to have a fun spring break, just a bit differently than I usually would have. This time I didn't party so hard that my body hurt; instead, I gave my body the relief it needed.

I wouldn't have thought changing it up would give me so much joy, but sometimes you need a little change of pace.

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Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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Easter Is More Than Just A Day

He is risen, and LIVES today... Not just on Easter.

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Every Easter there is always a flood of posts on social media, and every post has a similar caption: "He is risen!" And indeed He is.

Not that there is anything wrong with these posts. It's nice to see everyone in their "Sunday best." However, my question is why do we make Easter a one-day ordeal? We should be celebrating the resurrection and life of our Savior every day, not just one day a year.

Jesus's death on the cross is worth so much more than one day. He is deserving of far greater.

So often, we let ourselves be consumed by life and all our problems that we get distracted. We let ourselves forget the work that Jesus did on the cross.

Yet, this should not be our reality because Jesus won.

Jesus won. He defeated the grave. Let that sink in, because all too frequently I feel like this falls deaf to our ears and hearts.

Understanding that Jesus conquered death and has already won the battle for the world (John 16:33) should give us peace.

Having this knowledge should help us to say, "I see these things that I can't fix. But Jesus has conquered death, and everything else is taken care of."

Celebrate who Jesus is and what He has done every day, not just on Easter.

Lord, thank you that I can celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ every single day. Thank you that Easter is so much bigger and far better than just a holiday. You have defeated death, so now I can rest in that truth--knowing that you will take care of even the most minuscule details of my life. You hold today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank you that I can celebrate who you are and what you've done from now until eternity.

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