I get it. You went into fall break with all of these goals, aspirations, dreams — only to spend the entire four days asleep, waking only to eat home cooked meals that would make the Tully’s options seem impossibly dull as soon as you returned to campus. Then, when everyone shares what they did over break, your shoulders will slump in shame, because… you didn’t do much of anything.

You are valid. One doesn’t realize how exhausting the first month of the semester truly is until they’re faced with the opportunity to sleep in a comfortable bed that smells like home. Why shoot for those goals you had on Friday when you can sleep through the weekend and into the beginning of the week? Isn’t it every college student’s dream? Me, I thought I’d finish a few books I’ve been trying to read all semester, maybe see some friends and get a head start my homework for the week. Instead? Well… I stand with you.

Fall break may have been lost to waking up briefly at 10 a.m. and then sleeping until 2 p.m., but that doesn’t mean every break will be like this. There is still hope on the horizon. And, after all, you’re only human.

Don’t blame yourself. You have nothing to be ashamed of. So when your friends ask what you did over break, hold your head up high and tell them that you finally got the sleep you deserve.

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