Express your freedom to spring break how you please


Josie Nelson

Josie Nelson, Page Designer

It’s day one of spring break, and if you’re not doing anything you may feel like you’re scrambling to make plans. Are you going to go to a beach? Take a short trip to take a hike? While there may seem like there’s  ideal ways to spend spring break, there aren’t any specific guidelines on how you should spend your time off of school.

This week has been taxing for myself and I am sure many others. I encourage you to try and finish your homework right away so that your relaxation can start sooner than later.

My typical spring break consists of going home, seeing old friends and not doing much of anything. I like to take my time off to relax and do things that I want to do. Although going somewhere warm seems nice, I’m sure breaking the bank for the trip is stressful, because you know, we’re all college students.

No matter where you are going for spring break, it is important to push through this week so that spring break is a reward for making it halfway through the second semester.

If you’re going home, somewhere warm or even staying in Brookings, it shouldn’t matter where you’re at on spring break as long as you are doing what you want. If you are spending extra money on a trip, use your time to relax and not worry about how much money you spent.

Most importantly, there is no way to do spring break wrong. Binge-watch your favorite show, cook dinner for your parents or grab a swimsuit and go to the beach.

During long breaks, I feel distracted thinking about when I have to go back. This spring break, live in the moment. Don’t think about when you have to go back to school. Make new memories with the people you choose to spend your time with.

Have a great spring break, spend your time relaxing so that you can crush the last eight weeks of school.

Josie Nelson is the Page Designer at The Collegian and can be reached at jnelson@