To The Student Who Always Works Over Breaks
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To The Student Who Always Works During Break, You Deserve Some 'You' Time

You deserve a break too!

To The Student Who Always Works During Break, You Deserve Some 'You' Time

I've been there, too. Spending only a few days at home because you're jumping from job to job or pulling doubles. Last Christmas, I wasn't even home a full day because I worked Christmas Eve and had to work the day after Christmas.

I've been there. I am there. Burned out from a mixture of school and work and social obligations. I'm just as sleep deprived as you are, running off of Monsters and coffee and whatever other half-hazardous liquid caffeine I can pump through my system to get me through the day. Don't even get me started on the amount of school work I've been juggling.

The point of this is that I don't have much of recovery between semesters. Summer hardly counts because the break seems endlessly long, my hours are cut in half because it's not season anymore, and I rarely take summer classes. But over Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break, I'm used to working while all my friends enjoy trips to Puerto Rico or Colorado or some other wild destination.

This semester is different though. I requested off from both of my jobs for a full week. Most definitely over a week. And to say I'm relieved is an understatement. Recently, it's been difficult balancing all that's on my plate and to be able to stay up as late as I want or sleep in until noon. I can spend a few days off by the pool or at the beach, working on my tan. I can spend countless hours catching up books and maybe even start writing that literary review that's due in a few weeks.

This spring break, I get to relax. I get to take a mental break from all the chaos of midterms and Greek life and doubles at work. Honestly, nothing has sounded more satisfying in my life.

To all the students who always work during breaks, do yourself a favor and take some time off. Even if it's for a day or two. Take a mental health day and recuperate. Treat yo' self. After working so hard for so long, you need time off to push through the rest of the semester. Spring semester is always the hardest and without rest, believe me, it only makes it that much harder.

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