Published: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 23:02
Spring Break is one of those things, like St. Patrick’s Day or Marathon Monday, where at BC, if you don’t feel like participating, you feel like you’re missing out on something because everyone around you makes such a huge deal about it. And then, there’s the F.O.M.O, (fear of missing out) that you worry you’ll develop later on after it is all said and done. There is nothing wrong with wanting to wind down and relax over the week long break, and your friends will definitely understand. You have to go with your gut in these situations because frankly, if you’re going into a week-long road trip only half committed to the idea, you’re not going to have fun. Road trips can be pretty intense, so your heart has to be all in it. The best way to break it to your friends is early. They need to know that you’re not participating in order to go further with their plans, and if you hold off on telling them for a while and they assume you’re coming, they’ll be infinitely more pissed off than if you just back out early and are honest from the beginning. Just because you’re not planning on attending this road trip doesn’t mean you can’t have fun over Spring Break. While you’re home, treat yourself to a spa day and get a massage or start a book that you’ve been wanting to read for a while. The extra time to relax will make you feel more refreshed for the last few weeks of school, and there’s always extra time for a road trip later in life.