My First Spring Break

I have been blessed enough to spend every spring break of my life on a beach. I've done the Clearwater, Fort Myers, and famous Panama City Beach trips and could never imagine how people survived staying in dreary Indiana. So when I looked at my travel budget for this year and the huge deficit caused by my study abroad trip this summer, I grudgingly faced the truth that Florida was not in this year's plan. 

However, if there was ever a year I needed a true break from school, this would be it. With two positions at the Indiana Daily Student, an internship and classes, I'm enjoying the rest. It sure helps that it's a beautiful 70 degrees in Bloomington and perfect conditions for tennis and running. I was also able to scrape some funds together to spend a few days in Chicago in a mini-vacation with my sister eating deep dish pizza and window-shopping on Michigan Avenue. 

Although it does feel strange not spending this week with the throngs of midwest college kids escaping real life for seven days of pure play, it will be nice to head back to school with sufficient sleep and nutrition and without sun poisoning (Florida spring break diets usually consist of peanut butter crackers and pop tarts). Besides, now I'm going into Little 500 festivities at full-strength and not trying to recover from a week of PCB. 

About The Author
Lauren McConnellClas of 2013 - English Major and Arts Management Certificate

I'm a student at Indiana University and am very involved on campus! I work as a copy-editor and reporter for the Indiana Daily Student and am an editor for Arbutus. I also have a press relations internship with IU Liberian Collections and am a committee chair for Independent Council, an organization for women interested in philanthropy in a social atmosphere. With all these experiences, I can't imagine spending my college years anywhere but Indiana!