In which Hanne gives the Internet good advice about how to Spring Break™
Since Spring Break™ is not overrated, obviously.
So. It’s Spring Break. And you have lots of free time*. What are you going to do in that free time? Write a novel? Go to the park? Finish watching that TV show that everyone seems to like watching**?
*I know no one does, being a human in 2017. Humor me, will ya?
**Being someone who has never seen a TV show, this is my attempt at not being a undersocialized homeschooler, okay?
Let me tell you. In 25 Easy-To-Follow-Suggestions-That-You-Must-Follow-Before-The-Fairy-Godmother-Turns-Things-Into-Pumpkins.
- Make a list. THE LIST. The list of all the things that you’ll have to do sometime between Now and The End Of Spring Break.
And if you’re anything like me, this is what The List looks like.
- Go on your phone and scroll through twitter. And instagram. And facebook. And snapchat. And all the other social medias that 2017 has produced. This should effectively take care of all the spare time you were concerned about.
- Notice that you should probably do something to look productive. Look at The List and rank them in order of importance and priority and that sort of responsible stuff. Unless you’re Really Responsible, no actual work is required now.
- Make a playlist of music that you’ll want to listen to in The Future.
- (And/or to Step 4). Learn all the words to Hamilton: the Musical. And if you haven’t listened to Hamilton yet, WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
- Make plans to do Something Fun. AND, if you’re lucky, actually go to said Something Fun event. Take lots of pictures, since this may well be the highlight of your entire Spring Break
- Get on the Internet and catch up on blog stuff. Which is easily caught up on, amiright?* Like y’know, 2 hours of focused work? 16436532 new blogposts to read and comment on and the Instagram aesthetics and the prescheduled blogposts?*for the nonblogger beautiful faces, THIS IS SARCASM. NO ONE ‘CATCHES UP’ ON BLOGGING (bless your nonblogger face, btw. thx for reading)
- Look up from the computer screen and noticed that Eternity and A Day has passed. Consider doing something from The List (why hasn’t it been Trademarked yet?), possibly, at least.
- Make cookies. Because EVERYONE NEEDS COOKIES, OKAY? Everyone in the blogger world is talking about Waffles and Pancakes from when I didn’t know PEOPLE in the blog world and thus didn’t participate and I’m just like
- Have epic chats with your FREN GROUP. And if your fren group happens to consist of 24 people, it’s EPICNESS.
(yes, it’s a Science Olympiad chat. No, we don’t talk about science
much.Yes, it is actually really fun. Yes, maybe I am weird.)
- Go outside and be social. Yes, I know it’s hard. Do things with friends.
- Do the Science Night at your homeschool co-op*. Go talk about rocks and yell louder than the co-op
dictatordirector (hey, typos happen, okay?) and bust helicopters. It’s great fun.*
*Yes, okay, fine, I’m weird. But you still like me, right? *looks around hopefully*
- Suddenly remember that 7-page paper that you have due at the end of spring break. Then discard that nasty thought promptly.
- Watch a movie. Beauty and the Beast, maybe?
- Get out all your summer clothes. See if they fit and stuff like that.
- Actually write a novel. (But then, you’d have to scrap the 24 other ideas on this list, and why would you want to do that?) Also, Camp NaNoWriMo is a thing.
- And, if writing a novel is too much work, read one. (Reading books is a good thing, you know? Kids these days. *eye roll)
- Go outdoors, like hiking
- Prep for the SAT. There’s one coming up in April. And then one in May. And then one in June. And if you’re lucky enough to not have to take the SAT, prep for the ACT. There’s one in April and another one is in June.
- Do some sort of art. Artsy things are great!
- Sleep more. Because sleep is also great.
- Remember The List. Then don’t. Because procrastinating is great.
(Yes, the word ‘great’ is overused. I evidently don’t use it enough)
- Catch up on all 1286498056 YouTube videos that you missed while you were being responsible and productive and doing school.
- Do something for someone else. Lots of people need help and time and stuffs. Help someone.
- Suddenly panic, remembering The List Of Doom that you have. Spend the rest of your spring break alternating between procrastinating and frantically scribbling.
AAAANDDD there you have it. A comprehensive* list of things to do while on Spring Break. A foolproof way to spend your time. Perfect. And you managed to put off all your school until the very end, which is how we wanted it, right? Right.
*very comprehensive. If you follow all my steps, you will have a well-done Spring Break.