You envy your coursemates, who decide to take a cross-country journey. They want to immerse into the culture, so to speak. It confuses you. (You might be thinking of the number of McDonald's restaurants in each state. Then again, you're not giving your friends any credit.) They invited you to join their adventure, but you pass it up. Not that you don't relish the chance to be on the road, but for you, it doesn't feel the same. (Nothing like the window seat on a plane, with the panorama of the sea of clouds.) Welcome to spring break!
It has been a long term, and you still have several weeks to go. And the most challenging part (of the term) is yet to come. You know the feeling. (Procrastination, lack of sleep, cranky mornings.) You decide to take it slow. You deserve a rest. Idleness appeals to you, but you're having second thoughts. Your tutor described you as an energetic student, which you took as a compliment. Restless would be the right word, which worried your mother greatly. You can plan your activities as you can't sleep (or lie down) all the time. (You might make an exception on Sunday.) You ask your housemates, who will complete their degree by the end of the season. What they suggest excites you. Here's the short list:
Spend time with your family. You miss their presence, without a doubt. And they are glad to see you again. But they don't want you to ask about summer holidays. You don't want to talk about the coursework, as you rather look forward to a night on a couch. It seems like ages ago (when it last happened). You don't mind your mother watching her favorite soap opera. (You were never fond of "Days of our Lives".) You can join your old man in watching his favorite crime detective series. (You were too late to appreciate "CSI".) You can suggest a night out, so better check your schedule.
Do something different. You know the feeling of oversleeping. And you won't even watch a soap opera. You don't mind leisure reading. How about your favorite genre? You enjoy Children's books, but you don't want to open your hardbound copy of "The Chronicles of Narnia". One more time. You're getting impatient with Philip Pullman's sequel to "His Dark Materials". And then you receive a call from your housemate. He's a huge fan of the Seven Wonders series, and the fifth book is out. Atlantis fascinates you. Your mother won't mind giving you money (to buy a copy).
You might try volunteering. Your tutor encouraged you to be part of a campaign. It won't be lending a hand to a cause, she pointed out. This can be your opportunity to enlarge your network. You might learn a new skill or two, which will be a good addition to your resume. You haven't checked your local listing, and this will be the perfect moment.
Go to a place you've never been to. It can be a certain sector of your neighborhood, and you have reasons not to venture into that area. You didn't fancy the people living at the other end, but it won't hurt if you keep an open mind. (And don't pass judgment until you know them well.) You can also take a stroll, going places for hours. You'll find a spot you've overlooked before. You'll never know until you see it.
Immerse into arts. Not that you don't have enough of it at the university, but this one is without constraints. It's not even a requirement. Better figure it out soon, as spring break is just around the corner. Make sure you'll enjoy every moment of it.