What To Do

Staycation

Not all of us can afford to do something cool or party-harty for spring break. I for one will be packing up my car only to head home for a hot date with my parent’s laundry room (febreeze just ain’t cuttin it no more). So for those of you who will be spending spring break on your couch, I’ve come up with some ideas on how to have the best and most productive staycation there ever was.

1. Hang Out With Yourself.

Being a college student, I NEVER have alone time. There are always people around and sometimes its good to reacquaint yourself with well, yourself. So pull out that journal you stopped keeping sophomore year of high school, be sure re-read those hilarious passages about crushing on Michael from Pre-Calc, and start writing about your life now. You’d be surprised what you’ll discover when it’s in writing, starring right at you.

2. Clean Out Your Closet

Although it may appear to be a daunting task, cleaning out one’s closet doesn’t have to be as scary as it appears to be in Eminem’s music video. Spring time is upon us and it’s time to get REAL…like JLo “real”. Ask yourself the following questions: Have I worn it in a year? Does it fit? Am I willing to fix/update it? If the answer to any of these questions is “no” then toss that ish. Also, if you’ve forgotten that you even owned a certain piece…it should probably go. Chances are, if you haven’t worn something in 365 days you’re not going to wear it in the future. Plus, with all the cute spring items, you’ll be wanting new things…they say for every purchase you should toss something in your closet. Now, that’s a tough rule to live by but it’s a great guideline. Once you’ve organized your closet, don’t just throw away those unwanted duds…take em to Rag-o-Rama or the nearest consignment shop. Plato’s closet is another option, but usually they want labels such as Hollister, Abercrombie etc. ICK.

3. Craft. Craft. Craft.

This one is simple. Most likely, you’ve been pinning instead of studying/working so how about ACTUALLY completing a Pintrest project for once!?  How good will it feel to finally see that beautifully painted mason jar on your coffee table?

4. Old School Movie Marathon

Ever had a friend say to you, “YOU’VE NEVER SEEN WHAT!?” Now is the time to park your butt on the couch and queue up Netflix. If you’ve never seen films such as Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, Out of Africa, Bridges of Madison County or Bringing Up Baby…it’s time.

5. Explore

Chances are you’ve passed that strange looking store on the corner of a strip mall or seen that winding road off a main drag to god knows where. Go check it out! It might be a total let down but it also could be your new favorite spot or lead you to something else. The world is your oyster.

Well. That’s all I got. I would say “safe travels” but then I’d just be rubbing in the fact that you’re not going anywhere. HA.

Peace, love, and all my friends are going to Florida,

CARL

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