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The Lookout | April 12, 2021

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Julie’s Jukes: Spring break ‘stay-cation’

Julie’s Jukes: Spring break ‘stay-cation’
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By Julie Newell
Associate Editor

Spring break vacation is so close I can practically taste it. Most people tend to travel during spring break, and I know several people who have plans to go somewhere for spring break this year.

I, however, have no plans to go anywhere.

I have learned many things about life and adulthood since I graduated high school in 2016:

  • Food does not magically appear in your fridge;
  • You don’t realize how little you have until you live on your own;
  • You know you are an adult when you get excited about appliances;
  • And sometimes a stay-cation is better than a normal vacation.

This past year has been chaos and it definitely shows in my apartment. I have piles of empty takeout debris littered across my kitchen, I desperately need to sweep, mop and vacuum everything. And the pile of clean, unfolded laundry and the pile of dirty laundry haunt me every night.

Therefore I am going to spend most of my stay-cation cleaning my apartment and catching up on sleep. (That was a joke: I will never be able to catch up on sleep.)

Half of the week I will stay at my apartment and clean, and the other half I will spend at my parents’ house, visiting with my family and boyfriend.

Traveling for spring break is fun and I have done it many times, but sometimes all you need is a break at home.