The much anticipated Spring Break is here and I'm loving it! No I didn't go to Panama City Beach, No I did not go home and no I did not blow tons of $$$ on a crazy trip...I'm sitting at home in my apartment reading a glorious book about medieval England while my cat watches all the birds outside my window. I'm in Heaven! I never got the whole "We have a week off from school, lets go NUTS!" mentality and I know a lot of people here at FSU who feel the same way. Because spring break typically falls after midterms, I think most students look at it as a period of pure relaxation. The weather is starting to warm up and you are free to do anything your heart desires without the guilt of a looming essay deadline.
Of course there are still those who wish to blow off steam at the Beach, but living in FL gives you a sense of freedom, in a way you are able to embrace other alternatives. Because we live near the beach, the mythology of a salt water filled spring break is kind of broken down for us and we are able to pursue other activities without worrying that we won't be able to go to the beach again until the summer. I honestly love this ability to choose how I spend my time without being pressured by societal spring break expectations. Just one of the many perks about attending school in the sunshine state :)