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.”
You might think enjoying your break is impossible without some finer things. (As Evelyn showed us yesterday, not true!)
If I had a car and money spring break would be a blast.
— Mr.Burrkitt (@PicassoJorge1) March 10, 2013
Or, perhaps you’re in denial about how expensive that trip really is.
I planned on spending my left over spring break money on summer clothes, I’d be lucky if I could afford a pair of socks now.
— Marmaduke (@Mikey_Smithh) April 7, 2013
Then again, it’s entirely possible you’re upset other people can afford a trip when you can’t.
I’m confused where everyone gets all this money for spring break and music festivals and I’m over here struggling to buy Starbucks
— Melissa Saunders (@mel_saunders) January 10, 2014
If you don’t have the money, you may spring into action to figure out a way to get it.
— Brandon (@KazShabaz) January 10, 2014
— Ben Becker (@bennybeck10) January 22, 2014
If bargaining doesn’t work, sadness may kick in.
Wish I had money to go away to a tropical place for spring break
— Taylor Holey (@TEEholey) March 6, 2014
Some actions may make this misery a little less obvious.
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve refreshed twitter and Instagram this spring break I’d have enough money to go on a spring break trip
— Sam Turner (@sam_turner22) March 5, 2014
Or, very obvious.
*Has ideas for spring break* *Has no money for spring break* *Has no friends for spring break* *Has Netflix for spring break* *Netflix 24/7*
— Eddie™ (@Official_Eddie) March 5, 2014
(I’d say Frank Underwood could be your friend, but we know that’s just not his style.)
Fortunately, in the end, you’ll know that you ultimately made the right decision for you.
Imma just work all spring break money is more important like seriously…
— IG:KJJACKSON32 (@KJJACKSON32) March 6, 2014
What do you have planned for spring break—and how did you afford it? Let us know in the comments!