Where Do Your Spring Break Plans Fall In The “Five Stages Of Grief”?

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I didn’t realize it, but apparently, spring break is just around the corner.

I blame my forgetfulness on a couple things: the chilly weather outside and the chilling realization that corporate life has made time off between January and June foreign to me. (No paid holidays between Martin Luther King Day and Memorial Day; this is the true “winter,” my friends.)

To get over my grief, I checked out how others plan to spend their breaks. And, of course, there’s no better place to do this research than Twitter.


Now, one can’t talk about spring break—especially here on the SALT™ Blog—without one important topic: James Franco money. You need it to get to and from your vacation, as well as during your trip. Not everyone will be able to cover these expenses—and not everyone will be happy about that.

In fact, many college students may be just as sad as me, and wish they’d also forgotten that spring break existed altogether. You could even map these feelings into the “five stages of grief.”

1. Denial

You might think enjoying your break is impossible without some finer things. (As Evelyn showed us yesterday, not true!)

Or, perhaps you’re in denial about how expensive that trip really is.

2. Anger

Then again, it’s entirely possible you’re upset other people can afford a trip when you can’t.

3. Bargaining

If you don’t have the money, you may spring into action to figure out a way to get it.

Any way.

4. Depression

If bargaining doesn’t work, sadness may kick in.

Some actions may make this misery a little less obvious.

Or, very obvious.

(I’d say Frank Underwood could be your friend, but we know that’s just not his style.)

5. Acceptance

Fortunately, in the end, you’ll know that you ultimately made the right decision for you.

What do you have planned for spring break—and how did you afford it? Let us know in the comments!

(Photo: chrisschoenbohm; albapove)

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