Hey, it's Andrew talking about one of the greatest weeks of college.
Spring Break looks different for each student, but at its core is a celebration and fulfillment of the necessity of a hiatus. Spring Break seems to fall at just the point in the semester when it is needed most. Christmas Break is long gone and papers, tests, and projects are all too familiar. Then in the nick of time, classes stop and students leave campus to recharge through rest and recreation. I took a survey of the Tower and the three most common Spring Break destinations were the beach, the mountains, and home sweet home.
As the seasons begin to change, and spring ushers in the familiar warmth of a southern summer, many students flock to the beach to soak up the sun and relish in the fun that coastal cultures offer. I'll be returning to the beach this Spring Break to play in the sand and smell the saltwater. There's something almost magical about this accessible paradise that allows for simultaneous activity and relaxing.
On the other end of the spectrum is a dreamland located far above sea level. For those who love to savor the last moments of winter, the mountains offer an escape into the colder regions of creation. Whether you want to try out some moves you saw Shaun White pull in the last X-Games or Winter Olympics or just chill in the lodge and drink hot chocolate, the peaks could be the place for you.
Another option (that your mom will appreciate) is to go home. The glories of the beach or mountains may not be there, but some of the best sleep can happen in your own bed when you know you don't have to wake up and go to class the next day. Quite frankly, your mom probably makes better food than the school cafeteria and it will be a good time to catch up on some of your favorite meals.
Wherever you go for your break, make the most of your time. Spring Break only comes once a year, so be careful not to waste it. Even God took a break at the end of creation. He reminds us in Psalm 46:10 to "Be still and know that I am God."
Have a great break, enjoy the time away, and rest in the knowledge that He is sovereign.
-Andrew, Sophomore Blogger, Spring Break fan, Beach Bum