Friendlets, it’s Spring Break!!!!!!!!! I am almost done with 10 full days of freedom from the oppressive schooling institution, and what a ten days it has been! Spring Break in Austin lines up with South by Southwest, which is brilliant. Most people who’ve lived in Austin more than 8 months realize that this week would be the week to GET OUT of town (speaking of, have you seen Get Out yet? I’m scared to see it, I want to trust white people), alas, I was not so smart. The thing about this city is that it is very small. It’s super narrow, but really long, and all of the cool, hip stuff that Austin is known for takes place in like a two square mile radius. So when SXSW comes along, something like 10 million people are trying to get along in a very teeny space. Traffic is always awful here, but I haven’t seen anything like this before.
Even though traffic is a nightmare and there are people everywhere, I bought a wristband to encourage me explore this city I almost never get to see. And I’m so thrilled that I did. I went wild this week y’all. I got two new piercings, made new tattoo appointments with this sweet woman tattoo artist I’ve been insta-lusting over, and saw more bands than I’ve seen in the last three years combined. I also went to what feels like a million parties with free Topo Chico, the cheapest beer you could ever dream of, and just straight whiskey (which I gladly stayed away from). I also actually got a lot of work done. I wrote one paper and rewrote another, read three books for school and one for pleasure, and knocked out a bunch of grading. My focus for the week was “No FOMO” and like, it worked. I did what I could when I could and didn’t put pressure on myself to do much more and still managed to play hard and work hard.
So this is what I want to know from y’all this week: how did you get wild and crazy? What thing did you do that made you feel more alive than ever before? Was it dressing up your dog in that cute sweater you got them? Be honest. Did you finally ask that cute barista out? (P.S. How do you do that??? They’re at work! Asking for a friend, obviously). Even if you’re in the godless north dealing with two or more feet of snow, I bet you did something wild, and I want to know about it. Get in those comments and make my day! I love you!
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