Published: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 23:02
It’s that time of year again. On the one hand you don’t want to disappoint your friends and miss out on the fun, but on the other hand you might need some time to yourself. My advice would be to split your time. Since your roommates are going on a road trip, it might be possible to go with them on part of it, and then fly home half way through. This option may be best because then you’ll get to go on some of the trip with your friends while also getting to spend some time at home relaxing.
You might also want to consider whether or not you committed to the road trip in the first place. If you’ve been committed for a while, your roommates probably factored in costs with you as a part of the group and might be counting on you to drive part of the way. In this case, you should really go on the trip as planned because you agreed to go and would be causing some problems for your roommates if you didn’t. Chances are, even if you are tired, Spring Break with your roommates is still going to be a fun week with a lot of laughs to enjoy. Just remember, you are not going to have many chances to go on a trip with your friends after you graduate, so really try to take advantage of this unique opportunity while you can.
Finally, if you decide that you just want to go home, don’t be afraid to tell your roommates. If you explain to them what you explained to me, they’ll understand where you’re coming from here. Be honest because you have a fair point that you need some time for yourself to relax during the busy semester. They’ll probably be disappointed, but you’ll still have the rest of the semester together, so it’s not the end of the world if you don’t go.