It’s hard to believe spring break is in the air, but alas! And we’re here to get you good and rearing to go, whether you’re off to Cabo or kicking it at home. Below are some words of wisdom from Taylor Bell, author of Dirty Rush, on how to maximize your spring break potential. And keep reading to enter an exciting sweepstakes sure to equip you for any spring break situation!
This may only be my second Spring Break as a proper college student and Beta Zeta and to that I say “so what?” I feel like a pro when it comes to the subject because I have such a knowledgeable Big who has shown and taught me everything I need to know when it comes to breaking, spring-wise, that is. The first thing Meg taught me about Spring Break, was that you need/must/HAVE to go somewhere warm. If you live somewhere that’s warm already, then great, you win at life, good job, save money, stay there, you are great, whatever. But if you live somewhere in Delaware like us, it gets cold as F all winter and by the time Spring Break comes through, we need to flock to the heat. SO flock we did last year, and flock we will this year.
The next thing that one must do in order to come back to school rejuvenated, reenergized, and generally better as a human being post-break, is to curate your list of travel partners (or whoever you’re hanging out with over the week) very wisely and discerningly. Spring Break is the world’s “me time.” So, make sure that you chose to surround yourself with positive people who enjoy and are good at getting drunk for large percentages of the day. If that’s your thing, of course. It’s not really mine on an average day, but Spring Break should never feel average, otherwise you’ll come home thirsty for more. No, the objective here is to return with a hangover that lasts a few days into the next semester.
The last major thing to contemplate, and you wouldn’t think but this might be the most clutch of all, is a good book, or several. Every morning, you’re gonna need to give yourself at least three hours to wake up slowly, eat something delicious for breakfast, get back in bed, read, long shower, etc. Make your mornings the fantasy mornings you dream about during finals. And, I swear, a good fucking book makes it more of a fantasy. Sounds nerdy, and that may be true because I’m a nerd, but it’s so true. Meg wouldn’t lead me astray on this one, and neither would I lead you astray. So, whatever you do, wherever you go, just make sure to give yourself a real break. From everything. Your phone, your school, your parents, all of it. I know you can handle doing you for a week.
Tell us in a comment below what your spring break essentials are for your chance to win the following prize pack. Full list of books after the photo!
Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell
Psychos by Babe Walker
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates by Mike and Dave Stangle
Nice is Just a Place in France by The Betches
Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran
Has Anyone Seen My Pants? by Sarah Colonna
Manwhore by Katy Evans
Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
He Texted by Lisa Winning
Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. on March 6th and ends at 9:00 a.m. on March 20th. Sorry, contest open to U.S. residents only. Please click here for complete contest rules.
Dirty RushTaylor Bell
You know her as the "cunt punt" girl--now, with the help of the filthy geniuses behind Total Frat Move, she's written the almost-real-life story of a girl, a sorority, and thousands of red Solo cups.
Psychos: A White Girl Problems BookBabe Walker
If you or anyone you know has ever suffered from a shopping addiction, frenemies, or other White Girl Problems, PSYCHOS may be just the book for you.
He TextedLisa Winning
FINALLY! An invaluable guide to dating in the digital age, from decoding Facebook friendships, to reading the intentions behind a guy's perplexing texts, to deciding when (if ever) to text him first.
Sweet Filthy BoyChristina Lauren
Book One of Wild Seasons: One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.
YoungerPamela Redmond Satran
A hilarious and insightful story that proves you're only as young as you feel--now a TV series from the creator of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!
Has Anyone Seen My Pants?Sarah Colonna
New York Times bestselling author of Life as I Blow It Sarah Colonna is back with a hilarious, honest look at life in her late thirties in all its messy, pants-missing glory.
Is it possible to expose Chicago's hottest player without getting played? The New York Times bestselling author of REAL brings you the first in a sexy new series.
Nice Is Just a Place in FranceThe Betches
From The Betches, a book on how to deal with your problems when you have no problems. You're welcome.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding DatesMike and Dave Stangle
Two reckless but lovable all-American bros make a strong case for maturing slowly through their outrageous yet enlightening misadventures across this great country of ours.