Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What I Do & Do Not Miss About Spring Break

Last week and this week a lot of Universities are on spring break. I've been seeing a lot of spring breakers coming and going and it's made remember my spring break days. Since I'm stuck working in the real world and no longer get "Spring Break", I decided to compile a list of the reasons why I do and do not miss them.

I do not miss the boozers. You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones who would get so drunk that they'd vomit in inappropriate places, be so obnoxious you'd want to hit them or they'd start fights all on their own. Let's not forget the ones you'd have to end up baby sitting.

I do not miss the classes. To get a spring break, you'd have to be in school and attend classes. While I was a fan of college and the social aspects part, I was not a fan of the actual classes and the homework. I do not miss stressing over the tests and spending countless hours of taking notes, filling out questions, writing papers and being quiet in the library. 
I do not miss the crowds. I hated that no matter where you went everything was packed out. The restaurants, the shops, the beaches, the theme parks. Lines out the wazoo. No thank you! I'd rather go in off season or the week after spring break and enjoy pool time and eating in peace and quiet. 

I do miss getting to spend time with close friends. Now that we're all out there in the real adult world it's hard to plan fun things around everyone's schedules. 

I do miss getting a quick week getaway that recharged the batteries. It gave that push to get through the winter months and provided an escape from the mundane. 

I do miss coming back tan when everyone else was still pasty or orange from their fake bake. 

14 comments:

tara said...

I really really miss being tan. I'm beyond white right now! :(

Jax said...

I freaking love this post! I definitely understand! I was thinking the same thing last week when everyone was on spring break here. Have to say, I love the office emptying out as ppl take off to be with their kiddos!

Kerr said...

I miss the tan and the beach and the week off from responsibilty.

JMJE said...

Yes, I work at a university so it was spring break last week. Unfortunately I don't get spring break. But there were a lot more parking spaces on campus. I don't miss sleeping in a hotel room with like 12 other people. These days I try to just do 2 or 3 to a room. I also tend to fly to places that take longer than 10 hours to get to.

Krystal said...

I have to deal with the crowds even though I'm not on break. The "perks" of living in a beach town...

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Yep, I pretty much agree with you 100%!

Hutch said...

I never had a true Spring Break. I did spend 3 days in Vegas during the break in grad school. I'm kind of sad I missed out on that.

ag. said...

One of things I miss the most about university in general is the time spent with friends...now we've all got such conflicting schedules and live across the country from each other! But I do have to agree, I do not miss the classes and without the classes, I can't have a spring break! Don't you think we should get a spring break at work?!

Patience said...

I miss spring break.

samnhal said...

I never really went anywhere for spring break, but right now I really could use one! Being warm after the snow we had today sounds so good.

Random Musings said...

Aww spring break.

I had a NASTY break up from my boyfriend Tequila on spring break.

We are still not even on talking terms

Deidre said...

I think I mostly did homework during spring break. There is absolutely NOTHING I miss about it. le sigh.

FemminaDaVinci said...

I can't even imagine being in a crowd like that!! No thanks!!

Kassie said...

LOL. I was going to post on Spring Break stuff tomorrow!!

I went to college about 20 minutes from Daytona Beach: aka Spring Break Land. It was INSANE. I do not miss at.all. the crazy drunk people everywhere. Do miss the sun though. ;)