Spring Break As Told By 'Gossip Girl'

Spring Break As Told By 'Gossip Girl'

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Spring break: the last break before you're officially done with school for the year. Your parents tell you to bring a lot of stuff home to make move-out in May easier, you can finally sleep in your own bed again (and sprawl out), and you can actually eat something that you prepared yourself in a kitchen. But with every break, there are always downsides, and the last break before summer is no exception. So here are all the phases as told by our favorite dramatic series "Gossip Girl."

This last week of school is so long, I just want to be home.

With all the midterms, papers, and homework assignments, I'm literally counting down the minutes until I have a whole to do absolutely nothing.

Finally, I can sleep in my own bed.

And I can roll over without falling off the edge or worry about putting my headphones in to watch Netflix so I don't bother my roommate.

And eat at all my favorite restaurants.

There are so many places that I have been craving over the weeks, and I'm going to binge-eat all of them in a matter of three days. And pizza is acceptable to have for breakfast right?

I missed all my high school friends I can't wait to see them.

You gotta love coming home to your old stomping ground, where you can hang out with your old friends and exchange college stories at your favorite coffee shop.

But I hate seeing my old classmates.

And then on the flip side, you avoid places you know your old classmates are like the plague. But you know you'll run into them at some point, so you dress to impress to ensure them that you have your life together (which you know and I know is definitely not the case when you're drowning in papers at school)

I can shop at all my favorite places again.

The malls back at school are pitiful compared to the ones back home. And since spring fashion just came out, you prepare to shop until you literally drop (and then drag yourself to the food court for a well deserved snack)

Am I the only one of my friends who didn't go to Florida?

Your college friends didn't even go home, and your old high school friends for home maybe one day before they all boarded flights to Miami, the Keys, or Panama City Beach. Meanwhile you stay at home and sleep in until 2pm.

There's no one to hang out with now.

You end up watching "American Pickers" or HGTV with your mom for hours on end and then realize that this is what your spring break has come to.

It's still freezing, I can't do anything fun outside.

While all your friends sip margaritas in bikinis on the beaches of Florida, you sip tea while wrapped in a blanket and don't even think about opening the door unless its for your recent Amazon purchase.

This week of break is so long, I just want to be back.


You count down the days and you're finally back at school. And then you see all the work you have to do and realize...

...I can't wait until summer break.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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