This last week was my junior year Spring Break. Planning what you want to do for break is hard. Everyone seems to be doing something interesting or life-changing. My Spring Break was neither of those things.
I went to Nags Head beach on the shore of North Carolina for a week with my closest friends. Before leaving, we envisioned sitting on the warm beach and enjoying the sun, with some mid-2000s indie pop band playing in the background.
In reality, the weather was cold, like around freezing temperatures cold. While some of my friends were in foreign countries, or Florida, I was living in a snow globe with ocean winds actively trying to fight me every time I left the house. As I write this, I still have a cold leftover from the trip.
The thing is, the trip was actually fun. We played more board games and video games than I had at any other point in my life. Every restaurant, grocery store and tourist attraction was completely empty. It was just me and some of the people I care most about in the world.
By all accounts, this should have been the most boring beach trip of all time, but I would say it was one of the best. Sure, it wasn’t Cabo, but who cares?