Homesick for BC: Beating the Winter Break Blues

All the major holidays are over and break is more than half-way through, so maybe you’re sick of home and ready to head back to Boston College. Maybe it’s because your parents have tried to reinstate your high school curfew, or because you broke up with your significant other from home or because you just really miss seeing Gasson tower sparkling in the morning sunshine. Whatever you’re going through, it’s important not to waste this last stretch of winter break, so here’s a list of fun things you can do to keep you from getting too sick of home.

Ten Seconds of Fame

Recreate ten seconds of your favorite movies or music videos on Snapchat and send the masterpiece to your friends. Dress up, rehearse and do a few takes until you’ve perfected the Hollywood magic. You can do this alone (Risky Business style) or with friends. The possibilities are endless.

Photo courtesy of colourbox.com

Photo courtesy of colourbox.com

The Bed Picnic

The weather might be cold, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on picnics. Throw a tablecloth over your bed, invite some friends over and eat atop your bed—picnic style.

Get Your Sh*t Together

We all have those little to-dos that we put off all the time because we’re busy. Now you’re not, so you can actually do them. Update your resumé. Look into that summer internship. Clean out that closet. Figure out what books you need for the upcoming semester. Be productive. The world abounds with things you’ve probably procrastinated on.

Achieve Chef Status

If you can read, you can cook. Find a recipe for a dish you love from a restaurant but have never made, and make it. No one will turn away your free food, unless it turns out you really can’t cook.

If he can do it, you probably can.Photo courtesy of Scott Smith / Flickr

If he can do it, you probably can.
Photo courtesy of Scott Smith / Flickr

Healthy UIS Stalking

We all keep tabs on people through Facebook, so why not keep tabs on your favorite classes? Go change up your class schedule. Change it again. Change it a third time, just because you can.

Be a Man/Woman for Others

Even though you’re only home for a short period of time that doesn’t mean there’s nothing good you can do. Many organizations have volunteer opportunities that are a one-time deal, and some even allow walk-in volunteers.

Find a New Spot

Even if you live in the most boring place ever, there’s probably somewhere in your hometown that you’ve never been before. If you can’t think of anywhere, just hop in your car and stop at the first place that looks interesting.

Photo courtesy of Waqas Ahmed / Flickr

Photo courtesy of Waqas Ahmed / Flickr

Make a Lunch Date

Just because you’re not in school doesn’t mean that no one is working. Bring lunch to someone at work from his or her favorite place. Take some food to a parent, a sibling, a friend that is more productive than you or an old teacher. Everyone loves to ditch their brown paper bag for something from a restaurant once in a while.

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