School is annoying. One might even call it a problem. It stresses us out, keeps us up until incredibly late hours and costs an ungodly amount. Fortunately, a few times a year we students get a chance to ditch this routine to address the problem as we see fit. The vacation closest to us now is spring break.
How did this happen? Yesterday I was a freshman learning my way around campus and today I am a senior searching for jobs. Alas, all good things must come to an end. And what better way to end than go out with a bang?
My plan is to venture to the faraway land where my boyfriend has a lake house: Scottsboro, Alabama. Since it is my first time in about two months getting away from the responsibilities of classes and internship, my main goal is to ensure a stress-free week for myself. (I am my own audience; my friends and boyfriend are on their own.)
Specifically, my objectives to meet this goal are:
1. To darken my skin tone by (but not exceeding) 50%
2. To obtain and finish at least one handle of vodka
3. To have at least five good stories to tell
To meet goals and objectives, one must also have strategies in place. My strategies include: laying out in the sun for extended periods of time, rationing my stockpile of alcohol and having a good time with my friends.
What strategies are complete without tactics?
We will be at the lake for about seven days, most of which will be sunny an
d clear. So every day for at least 6 hours I will be out in the sun on the pontoon boat. (But I won’t forget the sunscreen.
In addition to that I will make sure to go to the cheapest liquor store I can find before I leave, and only drink enough every day to be pleasantly (not dangerously- been there and it is NOT fun) buzzed.
Finally, I will bring card games for days when we stay at the house, along with cute outfits and my dancing shoes for when we go to the bars in town at night. I will also be sure to take at least 100 photos of the week.
Last year I was able to successfully reach a similar goal at the same location, with only a few minor setbacks including a few hangovers from hell and a sprained ankle.
But this year I am fully prepared to take on any obstacles that may get in my way. I will be bringing appropriate footwear, a ton of ibuprofen and plenty of water. (It’s better to have a proactive crisis plan than a reactive one.)
So I guess my bang will be a little bit muted compared to others’, but all I want for my final spring break is to hang out with my friends and make memories that last a lifetime.
Cheers to all my senior friends in the same situation- let’s make it a good one!