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Spring Break!

It's that time of the year. The time where midterms are here and spring break is around the corner. The time where school becomes hard to handle and you just cannot wait for spring break. Here are 5 things to look forward to for spring break:

1. Good food

There s nothing better than the transition from college dining hall or dorm food, to home-cooked meals or restaurant foods. Spring break is the most amazing time to indulge in this food.

2. Potential sunshine

If your school is located in the snowy cities and your home is placed somewhere in the sun, you are lucky. Or, if you're going away for your spring break somewhere to the sun, you are also lucky. Tan advantage of this sunshine and enjoy the warmth while it's available.

3. Vacation

It is vacation time! Relax. Take a deep breath. Clear your mind and enjoy your time off from the chaos that college brings.

4. Relaxation

With college comes very little relaxation. Hence, a break is the perfect time to utilize relaxation. Kick your feet up and do what makes you happy. Take this time to do stuff you don't have time to do during school. Relax!

5. No homework

YES, NO HOMEWORK! For the most part to say the least. Enjoy the minimal work you have over break, it doesn't happen very often that you will have nothing to do. Especially as years go on and you get older.

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To The Girl Who Hasn't Been Herself Lately

Your spark return, and you will shine like you were meant to.

Life gets tough. Life gets too much to handle sometimes, and those times make you stronger. However, right now, it seems like you have lost yourself.

It’s difficult when you catch yourself not being you. When you do something or act a certain way and just wonder, “what did I do to deserve this? Why is this happening? When will it get better?” The way you’re feeling is not so much that you’re unhappy, you just feel weird.

Your day will come. I promise you. This is just a phase.

The day you realize how much you have grown from this point in time will be your reward. It is so hard to see now, and I feel your pain.

Your light will return to you. Your pure bliss moments, they are seeking you. Your laughter where your tummy aches is in your reach.

Our moods change far too often for us as humans to understand why, but the encounters you make every day have this effect on us.

You must remember the pure happiness you experienced before your first heartbreak, before the first friend became someone you thought they weren’t, before you lost your innocence. That was a time of true joy as you had not a care in the world for the things that would harm you. Better yet, you didn’t have the option to experience them because you were just a child.

The world can be an ugly place, and your attitude towards life can change every day. One thing is for certain: you did not lose who you are internally. We all put on a face for the world. For the people who we try to impress. For the life we want to live. For the things we want to achieve.

Your definitive personality is still in the works. Believe it or not, it always will be. Times like this change us for the better even though we can’t see it.

Your happiness will return. You will be a better, stronger version of you. In fact, you will be the best version of you yet.

Once this phase is over, you will be okay. This I promise you.

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New York, I Love You, But I Had To Study Out-Of-State

This is for those who constantly ask me why I left New York for college.


When I first came to the University of Connecticut, I was somewhat shocked at how many people were from Connecticut. This may sound ridiculous considering it's a public state university, but where I came from, most people leaped at the opportunity to leave New York for college. Out of my close-knit group of friends, only two remained in the state out of the six.

This was considered the norm in the New York suburbs. Most left after graduation, and they're thriving where they are. I love New York with my whole heart and soul, but I had to leave it for college. Why?

Because I know I'll be back there soon. When it comes to jobs and opportunities, there is no better place for me to be than New York, and since I know I will end up going back for my future, I know college is my one shot to live somewhere outside of the state I've known my whole life and get used to another environment.

Admittedly, UConn is very different from what I'm used to. There is less traffic, fewer stores within walking distance, and more cows. But I've grown to love the campus despite how startling the differences were at first. I like the calmness that places like UConn give me, and I've always been the type of person to push myself into new situations—even if I hated them at first with every fiber of my being.

This mindset of temporarily leaving New York seemed to be shared amongst my classmates, so when I came to UConn and found that I would often be the only person out-of-state in some classes, I was surprised.

I love New York. I love the jam-packed traffic, the skyscrapers, and yes, even the grimy subways. (I actually really love the trains and miss them dearly.) I would not be opposed to living in the heart of the city someday, and I've grown accustomed to the chaos.

But I also love Connecticut. I love the serenity, the passion, and the opportunities my campus has to offer. It's different, and it's new. Honestly, every time my dad drives me back to UConn over the course of the year, he always remarks that the streets are darker than they are in NY. You really notice the little things.

I know I'll be back in New York eventually, but right now, I'm happy to be in Connecticut. I need this.

There doesn't always have to be one right place. Multiple places can be right at different times, and the only person who can determine what is best for you is you.

(I'm still very much a city girl at heart though. I'm considering studying abroad in London next year for the big city feel.)

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