Though spring break this year is only one day, you can still find a way to make the most of it!
Spring break might seem boring with COVID-19 restrictions, but there are plenty of fun things that you can do to create the feeling of being on vacation.
Warmer weather is approaching, and warm weather provides a pleasant background for a picnic.
Now, in Indiana, there is no guarantee that the weather will be nice, but if it is 70 degrees and sunny, having a (socially distanced) picnic with friends would be a great way to take advantage of the warm weather and a free day.
To feel like you are not near Taylor, you can gather a few friends and stop by a grocery store nearby to get food. Then, you can collect blankets and lawn chairs before finding a nice area to sit down and enjoy one another’s company.
Personally, it has been a while since I have had a picnic, but the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and time with friends sounds like the perfect way to spend time off from class.
If you are feeling creative, you may want to have a photoshoot, whether it is by yourself or with friends.
Photoshoots can happen in any type of weather, even though good lighting is ideal for the perfect photos. But the cool thing about art is that you can do it any way you like.
There is no need to worry if you do not have a good camera, because now you can take photos on a polaroid or even an iPhone!
This might be a fun thing to do if you want to update your portfolio or if you want more pictures for your Instagram feed.
After you take photos, you can go to Walgreens, CVS or Walmart to get the photos developed. You can then make a collage or go to a craft store and get things to make a mini scrapbook to have a long-lasting reminder of your one-day spring break.
In the event that you do decide to go on a picnic, you can also bring your camera or phone and have a little photoshoot there, so you can really make the most of the time you have.
Now, a picnic is pretty dependent on the weather, but the good thing about photoshoots is that they can be done rain or shine! If those options do not work out, you can always go to Ivanhoes for a sweet treat!
Finally, if you are looking for any more ideas of what to do for your day off, you can build, or at least attempt to build a fort in your dorm and have a movie marathon.
With even one full day off of class, you have the perfect chance to watch movies that you have been meaning to watch, or you can always rewatch old favorites.
You can even have a themed movie night and decorate your room or floor/wing with Marvel or Disney decor.
Since many theaters are shut down or hold limited capacity as a result of the pandemic, the experience may look a bit different, but recreating a theater in your dorm offers a new and fun opportunity to escape the real world!
I know that one day of spring break is nowhere near enough for us, and we would love to travel and have more days, but that does not mean that the one day has to be terrible. In fact, I would argue that it can make it even more special!
This spring break can be just what you need for you to have time for a refreshing day however you spend it.