Spring Break: A time for reflection

by Ahmad El-Bobou

It’s about that time of year. Spring Break: a time for beaches, sun, fun, Netflix, and drinking. Just thinking about it gives many chills. Spring Break signals the middle of the Easter semester and ushers in a much needed holiday from academia. Many students attending Sewanee take full advantage of this opportunity to cast themselves out of the Sewanee Bubble before having to bury themselves in study once again. So, what does everyone do for Spring Break? Many students make the voyage home, a select number of concerned students devote their valuable break time to outreach trips, and some students even venture into exotic lands. But what does it even matter? Soon these days will pass, and will be but memories.

I advise to all, wherever you go and whatever you do, remember that Spring Break is a time for relaxation and inner reflection (and of course FUN). As students, we often become so absorbed in our studies that we begin to lose sight of the big picture and our goals in life. During Spring Break, we are granted time to revaluate our lives and lifestyle. This break from reality allows us to gain a better understanding of ourselves and in the process encourages us to strive to be better versions of ourselves. I encourage you to try something you’ve always wanted to do, read a book you’ve been meaning to read, talk to someone you’ve always wanted to, learn about things that have always interested you, and of course spend time with those you hold dear.

The main idea that I would like you to take away from this article is this: live knowing your spring breaks are soon over, that you are only going to be spending an allotted amount of time with your family and those you hold dear, and finally that we only live these experiences once in our life and they deserve to be treasured and remembered. No matter what you do with your Spring Break, spend it with the ones you love, doing what you enjoy.