7 Stages Of Spring Break, As Told By 'SpongeBob'

7 Stages Of Spring Break, As Told By 'SpongeBob'

Spring break can be a mixture of feelings, good and bad often times.

Ever feel like you don't want to go back to school? Like you'd rather lay in bed all day binging on This is Us and lazily eating frozen pizza while procrastinating five assignments? Or like you wish it was "spring break forevaa"? This is deemed normal for college students and the struggle to keep motivated, I find especially in the spring, is a challenge. Fortunately, we've gone over the halfway hump and are on our way. to successfully completing this semester!

1. Leaving your "college" friends

This sucks because it feels like forever since you will see them again, except it's actually only a week. But once that summer hits...

2. Getting used to FREE food all day

When you're home on break, it's great, mostly because you will get an endless stream of food from the fridge, that you didn't have to buy with your own money or meal points that you're trying to scavenge until the end of the semester.

3. It's not that time yet

You still have a few more weeks of wearing comfy clothes, throwing your hair in a bun and being cuddled up before you need to have your summer bod ready and will be laying out by the pool every day.

4. Free time is a thing again

You might have some work to catch up on but other than that, no plans besides catching up on laundry and snuggling with your doggies until spring break is over again. Having nothing to stress about is honestly such a relief.

5. Hobbies

You get to work on your own hobbies... like remember when you used to read... for fun?!

6. Binge watching shows

Remember how all semester everyone was saying how great "This Is Us" is? Well, now is the time to catch up on all the shows that you have been missing out on.

7. Seeing people from high school

This is probably one of the most awkward encounters especially if you aren't especially close to any of those people you spent four years in that building with but then randomly see them around town like "do I say hi.. or do I pretend to ignore you?" Awkward!

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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To My Long-Distance Best Friend, We Might Be 7,811 Miles Apart, But Our Friendship Only Gets Stronger

It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.


To my best friend,

It has been 270 days since I last met you and 206 more days until I meet you again. People say that time flies by quickly, but these have been the most difficult days that seemed to drag on forever. Five years ago when you were sitting next to me on the first day of our sociology class, I had no idea we would end up being best friends. From sharing my mother's parathas during lunch breaks to the countless sleepovers, I will never forget all the memories we created throughout high school.

I vividly remember the day I told you I would be studying abroad. You were so happy and proud of me for pursuing my dreams but also upset that we wouldn't be seeing each other every now and then. I was worried if our friendship would even last. But we have spent almost two years away from each other and our friendship only seems to get stronger.

I'm so grateful to technology for allowing us to be in touch all the time. My day doesn't feel complete if I do not receive a text from you. I know we do not video call often because of how busy our schedules are (another reason being time zones suck and I cannot do the math), but always know that I am there for you. It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.

We have both had some terrible friendship experiences in our past before we met each other that have completely broken our faith in friendships. But know that you can always count on me and that I will never leave your side. Know that I will always set an alarm early in the morning just to video call you. Know that I will always be there for you (even if I'm not physically present around you). Know that you will always be the first person I share everything with.

I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Thank you for encouraging me to make new friends at college. Thank you for always being there during my failures and reminding me that it's not the end of the world and that more opportunities will come my way. Thank you for being there during my successes and being my number one cheerleader. Thank you for always reminding me to love myself. You not only have a special place in my heart but also have a special place in my family. My mother and sister are not only glad that I have a best friend like you but also adore you so much. It is impossible to imagine a life without you.

I cannot wait for more butter chicken sleepover dates in December!

Lots of love,

Your best friend.

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