5 Tips For Surviving Your Last Fall Break

1. Don’t get the stomach bug

Yes, on this wonderful break I am stuck on the couch. Thankfully it’s not as bad as other bugs have been, but still. I was hoping over my last fall break I would hang out with friends. That I would catch up on some TV shows. Oh, and that I would spend a lot of time in the gym. Instead, I have been stuck on the couch, sleeping and not eating a thing. Needless to say, it has been splendid.

 

2. Start a new show on Netflix

The hype these days is about the show Breaking Bad. What a better time to start the show than when I have no other choice. I will say that now I am pretty addicted and it is taking over a lot of my time. This may not be a good thing considering we start school tomorrow. I still have three seasons to go. So relax and start a new show that you never thought you had time to watch. Who cares if you don’t finish it. You will find the time eventually.

 

3. Don’t get caught up in your priorities

People have been telling me over and over again to take advantage of fall break. Take advantage? Does that mean get things done that I won’t have time to do? Well that is not fun. My motto in life is that everything will end up getting done, whether it is five days before or one hour before. Now, the hour before might be horrible quality, but it’s still done. My advice is to not get caught up in the little things. Fall break is supposed to be just that, a break. So take a break and forget what NEEDS to be done, and do what you WANT to do.

 

4. Sleep

I can’t say it enough. Turn your phone on silent and just sleep. Whenever you start thinking about things you have to do, you don’t enjoy yourself. Sleep in the middle of the day. Sleep later in the morning. Go to bed earlier than you normally would. Just sleep.

 

5. Don’t be afraid of snapping back into reality

Easier said than done. As I start back to the hectic schedule tomorrow I keep telling myself that I will make it through. Don’t be afraid of getting back into the swing of things. If you dread it, it will just be harder to do. Look back and realize you have had a tease of a break. Then, think forward and remember you only have a few more weeks until Christmas Break.

 

All of these steps, if taken, will ensure you have a fabulous senior fall break. Halfway through the semester never felt so good. Now it’s time to buckle down and get through the rest of it…successfully.

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Reunited.

I can’t even begin to tell you about how great my past week has been. I was finally reunited with Jackson and Big after such a long break. We had the opportunity to finally catch up on life, and it felt so good to get some things out there that I’ve been keeping bottled up because they weren’t around. I actually just got back from doing some interview prep for Miss OCU and Jackson and Big tagged along. It was a fun car ride and I still just continue to learn so much from each of them. We caught up about life and what’s happening career wise.

Big is working so hard and she is amazing at what she does. She is basically the social media queen. It’s really cool to hear her ideas and what new things she is implementing in her job. Jackson is also doing fabulous at his job, he is so passionate about raising funds and awareness about the organization, it is right up his ally.

As for OMW, I talked to her the other day and she is still doing great. It is weird not seeing her that much since we were constantly together last year. She cut her hair really short, so that is something extremely different about her. She couldn’t make it to interview prep tonight because she is busy doing her event planning, but we all support her.

Hopefully in the near future we will all be reunited and catch up as the four best friends we are. It is definitely getting a little easier each week to deal with them not being here, but I’m finding my path. I think it makes it a lot easier when I get to see them every once in a while, so I’m going to make it a goal to accomplish that.

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This is Big, Jackson and me catching up. It was great to see them again.

Fall is finally here!

As fall is finally here and the weather is so nice (well most days anyway), I am taken back to last fall and all of the fun things that happen at this time in the year! There are parties, dances, homecoming, and so much more. One thing that has been very different for me this year is I feel as though I no longer have my companions. I thought it would be cool to share some photos of some of those really fun memories I made with Old Married Woman, Big, and Jackson (check out the friend bios page for more info).

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Those days were a blast, and that’s not to say that I am not having so much fun my senior year, the dynamics have just changed. It has been a pretty hard week without my best friends to sit and eat breakfast with or talk to during an editing class, and I am still getting used to not having them here all the time. Fall is here and its time to start the change in my life with learning from all three of them and starting to understand what kinds of things I should be doing at this point in my senior year.

Let’s Go Back In Time…

Woah! I am feeling the senioritis today and what a more perfect time than when I am writing my first post! Let me go back in time for a minute and explain everything. Last year I had three great friends, and I’m pretty sure the reason we were all so close had something to do with the fact that we were all Mass Comm majors. We shared some of the same classes, we all had the same professors, and we really enjoyed venting to each other about our life problems. The one thing that set me apart from these three was that I was a year younger than all of them.

Here’s where the story gets a little depressing. I knew from the beginning of that year that they would be leaving very soon and going on to bigger and better things. Throughout the first semester things were going pretty well, nothing had really changed too much. As soon as New Year’s Eve rolled around I had a mental breakdown. It would only be a few short months until they left and I lost it.

I embraced every second I had with them that last semester, but I also learned so much. I watched how they acted, what they were experiencing, and how they were reacting to the changes in their lives. Graduation rolled around and the job offers were coming in. I think watching them go through this only prepared me for what I would be going through this year. I know what to sort of expect, what to do, and what not to do.

This blog is a way for me to reflect on things that are happening in my life during my senior year. It’s about what I am learning from those three as they are in big kid positions now. The dynamics between all of us is completely different, because I am still in college, but the things they were going through I understand so much more because I am experiencing similar things.

Make sure to check back every Thursday for something new! Oh, and there is a page for the bios of my three friends, because I will be referring to them a lot! See you soon!