5 Things College Students Must Do Immediately When Back From Spring Break
Sheesh! Spring Break is a time to take a break away from college and have fun with your people’s. Considering that SB for college students runs until the beginning of April, my eyes have seen it all. With it only being the second week of March, I’m concerned about my peers. Thanks to social media, I saw ass-eating on the beach, elevator sex, female Oklahoma drills, cheating girlfriends exposed and everything in-between. You guys certainly gave “living my best life” a new meaning. Check out these tips to recover from a wild vacation.
1. Get Tested
Seriously, this is very important. Ladies and gents I don’t recommend hooking up with strangers you just met on the beach for a ‘lil’ fun. Oral sex counts as well, so please don’t come back to the hotel room with sand on your knees. Even if you didn’t engage in sexual activity STD’s transmits through close contact with infected others. STD’s are real asf. According to 2016 CDC reports, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—reveal more than 2 million cases were diagnosed in 2016. An estimate of 20 million infections occurs annually.
“The majority of these diagnoses (1.6 million) were cases of chlamydia. There were also 470,000 gonorrhea cases and almost 28,000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis – the most infectious stages of the disease. While young people, particularly young women aged 15-24, continue to bear the greatest burden of STDs, surges in syphilis and gonorrhea are increasingly affecting new populations.” – 2016 STD Surveillance Report
Contracting an STD isn’t the end of the world, but it’s preventable. You’ll regret your one-night stand if you did so.
2. Reply to Emails/Voicemail’s
For my college seniors who are actively searching for careers upon graduation, it’s urgent you check your email for future employers. You never know, while you passed out drunk on the beach, a potential employer might have left you a sweet voicemail. Voicemail is vital asf. This also goes for upcoming doctor appointments, home and auto issues. A responsible young adult is someone who takes care of their priorities.
3. Get caught up on school work
Course load is crucial and we are not ready to take on our professor’s bullshit. If you forgot to do that 10-page paper essay, then your SOL. Get prepared to write an email to your professor how you got ran over by a shark and your best friend shot your foot off. Yes, I have written the most bizarre emails as well. With that being said, spend your Sunday night or Monday with an outlined homework planned for the rest of the upcoming weeks. Finish the semester strong!
4. Go to the gym/yoga
You spent weeks in the gym preparing for your sexy beach body. Why would you ruin it by overflowing your body with toxins and recreational drugs? Even though Alcohol does not contain calories, the metabolic priority that your body places on alcohol (over carbohydrates and fats) that causes the damage. Don’t return to the gym immediately upon arrival. Wait it out a few days until your body is hydrated and the alcohol is out your system. Alcohol dehydrates you. Working out after drinking is dangerous and increase a high-risk of injury. Any form of exercise or mediation is important. Take the time to clear your mind, body, and soul of all the reckoning activities you and your gang participated in.
You’re probably looking at your bank account like “WTF?” Yes, you thought it be would wise to spend all of your hard earn student loan money on booze and strippers. Just kidding, do whatever you want to do with your money, no judgment here-just tips. According to Lendedu poll, 30.60% of college students with student debt claim that they are using the money they received from student loans to help pay for their spring break trip this year. Not a smart idea, considering the United States student loan crisis. Make sure to check receipts and bank statements for wrongful payments and unwanted transactions. Keep in mind budgeting is important.
Well, that was it for my spring break goers. Hope this helped a lot. Please share for future bad decision makers! Oh, and remember….