Student column: A nice break, until the work is dueWe all have those days when nothing gets done (or done right) and you’re stressed out of your mind. Your parents won’t stop nagging you, your homework takes forever, friends are fighting and you have no idea how everything you have to do is going to get done.
By: Hannah Seitzinger, The Farmington Independent
We all have those days when nothing gets done (or done right) and you’re stressed out of your mind. Your parents won’t stop nagging you, your homework takes forever, friends are fighting and you have no idea how everything you have to do is going to get done. It’s all enough to make your head explode, and the funny thing is, you had a whole week to get all this done.
Spring break is exactly what it is; a break. Then, when it comes down to the Sunday before it’s time to go back to school, no kid is doing anything but homework.
I don’t think I’d be able to make it through the rest of the school year without spring break. It’s a week off from having to deal with the drama of school. Students just get to relax, or so we all thought. Of course, teachers will decide whether to give you a pile of homework, but that’s all up to them (no matter how much we beg). If you’re like me, you’re one of the people that decided to let it all blow over your head and ignored your homework until the last possible day. Most likely, that wasn’t the best idea, but I was kind of out of options when the time came.
When it comes to time management, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the best. Sometimes it gets hard to pull yourself away from something fun and force yourself into doing something that is the complete opposite. However, knowing how to manage your time is good skill to have. It’s hard to make time for everything in one day, so that means cutting some things out, and I mean cutting out stuff like Facebook (which is a difficult task in and of itself), television or your outdoor time. In the end, getting your homework done over break is the most important thing and getting it done before the last day is probably best so you don’t have to scramble like I did.
Spring break is whatever you make out of it, whether that be a break from everyday life, everyday school or just everyday people. It can be a time to chill out with your friends or take a vacation away from it all. With the weather we’ve been having you’d be insane not to go outside and enjoy it. I love spring break and I know every other student does too. So, no matter how hard we partied or deep we chilled, as long as our homework gets done by the end of Sunday, it was a spring break well spent.
Hannah Seitzinger is a student at Farmington High School. Her column appears every other week.