Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Two of My Favorite Words: Spring, Break.

Spring Break. Separately, these are two of the greatest words ever invented. After a long winter, I have been looking forward to spring: flip flops, tank tops and sunshine. Then there is break: a much deserved hiatus from stress. Combined, they equal one of every college student's favorite phrases, and I refuse to separate myself from the masses with this logic. So for Spring Break, a very excited me headed home for 9 days of sunshine, delicious home-cooked food and time with some of my favorite people in the world.

I had lots of friends who took trips with various Indiana University organizations: the School of Journalism had 5 groups of 15-20 students traveling to different parts of the world for classes and the honors program. The class traveling to Japan to study international public relations even had students interviewed by CNN International. The Kelley School of Business had students that traveled across the country and globe in their Alternative Spring Break program.

Though many students take the opportunity to travel for fun with friends, another popular (and cost effective) trip is for students to travel home and catch up with friends and family. Traveling home gave me the flexibility to start interviewing for summer jobs, catch up on sleep and spend time with some of the people that matter most to me, but who I rarely get to see.

I went hiking in Piestewa Peak Mountain Preserve and took in plenty Arizona sun and springtime. The Phoenix Art Museum had a fantastic exhibit of Ansel Adams photographs and new pieces in their Modern Art exhibit, and my mom and I had a fun afternoon walking around the museum together. And of course, I had a great time going to all my favorite restaurants and catching up with friends! Now its back to work for the final stretch of the semester after a great break! Good luck everyone these last 6 weeks!


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Kristen said...

Thank you! I'm glad you've enjoyed my blog!