This year I have taken an entirely new approach to spring break. I no longer see it as a time when I must break the bank to see family or go to the beach with friends.
For me, spring break is a time to reset and catch up. I have been fortunate enough to find opportunities to work this week in the community doing lawn work and continuing my internship at Prairie Harvest in downtown Newton.
Schoolwork has been building up over the last few weeks, to which my response has been: “I’ll do it next week.” The break presents the possibility of working on tedious schoolwork at my own pace.
And the great weather has motivated me to begin training for soccer again.
With all of these necessary but dull plans, you may wonder if it even feels like a break. I certainly find joy in these tasks but I have decided I can afford making a trip to Kansas City for a professional soccer match and to Manhattan to see a friend I have not seen in months. If I really want this break to serve a purpose, I should make sure to remember to catch up on sleep!