On The Fence for Spring Break?

Spring break for most college students is a time where you can unwind with friends and relax for a week, because at this point in the semester you need it. The two most common things to do are to stay on campus or head home to your parent's house. Of course, there are pros and cons to each of these, but the right choice is different for everyone.

For me, I worked most of my winter break and didn’t get to spend much time with friends or family. I decided to head home for Spring Break, that way I can catch up with friends back home and get to spend time with my family that I haven’t seen in two months. I also need a break from Gainesville where I can sleep in the bed that I grew up in and have a home cooked meal that I’ve desperately been needing.

To counter this argument, some of your friends at different colleges might have different breaks than you, and you won’t be able to see them. Also, your family may not be able to see you in such a short window. Finally, you most likely won’t have the same spring break as the high schoolers back home, so you won’t be able to hang out with them during the week when they’re in school.

If you decide to stay at college for break, you get to see what an empty campus looks like, party and sleep in every day, and in general do whatever your heart desires whenever you want. In my opinion, it sounds nice on paper, but that gets boring fast because most of your friends are at home visiting their parents and hometown friends.

No matter what you do, it’ll only be for a week and you’ll be back in school wondering where your break went.