Like many seniors, my Spring Break was not something I was especially looking forward to. Why? Well I had more or less tasked myself with working diligently on my thesis the entire time. Have I? Actually I think I have been pretty good about being productive. My thesis now totals over 85 pages!!! But while most people are going off to interesting places, I found myself staying on campus for break for the first time. There were a surprisingly large number of people wandering about, vying for kitchen space—or at least there were on the first couple days. After that I pretty much spent all day in seclusion in my room with books and notes spread out over my (wonderfully large) floor and had to remind myself to leave the suite at least once a day.
Luckily, there were some highlights. This primarily came from meals—because not only were they a break from working, but also a chance to cook! That’s right, I am excited about cooking. If you had talked to me a year and half ago, before I went abroad, I would definitely have had a very different opinion on cooking. But now that I have had to cook for myself and I can make a few things (enchiladas, grilled cheese, stir fry, curry) cooking is something really fun, and since we usually just eat at the dining halls we don’t get a chance to cook very often any more. I wouldn’t want to do it regularly during the year because it is really time consuming (!), but this week my friends and I had a fantastic time putting together tasty recipes.
Other highlights include taking breaks and watching Lizzie Bennet Diaries (yes, I’m still obsessed, why do you ask?), finally eating at the pie shop in the village, visiting my sister’s new apartment, shopping, and going to a hockey game last night with my dad. Oh yeah, and did I mention, something my friend and I had been looking forward to since October: a Maroon 5 concert at Staples Center! Not gonna lie, that was absolutely amazing, and the rest of break can’t really compare. But for a thesis-filled break, it was actually pretty fun.