I really don’t want you to feel like I am making fun of you or anyone who is just going through a rough patch at the moment. It’s not that I’m not glad to hear from you, it’s that I want to share with you a little bit of wisdom that I pick up as I’m going through the process of getting back to work.
Well, in a word, it’s hope.
Yes, that is right, the very word ‘hopeful’ comes up over and over again in the text. You can also see it in the title of this article, which is ‘hopeless’. The fact is, we all have hope.
I’m going to go ahead and say this to you, because if you could be more optimistic, you’d be happier.
Sure, we all have hope. We all seem to experience that optimistic belief in our own abilities every day. But it takes a lot of work to be able to stay positive about your own abilities. And believe me, I know it can be difficult to do. It can be particularly difficult when you’re in the midst of a depression. Depression can make us stop all the things that we do because we can’t think of a way to feel better.
In the case of Spring Break, I’m talking about the days before the beginning of the academic year, meaning the days when most college students are home and on spring break. In that moment, it can be difficult to be cheerful. Like at least one of my friends, there is no point in being optimistic about spring break. Not even the thought of spring break leads to a smile. And no, its not because of the sun. Its because of the winter.
It seems that if we have a spring break in one of the last two weeks of the summer, we have a major winter break in the next two weeks. So in a way, we are on spring break, but it’s the winter. It’s winter and spring are somehow connected.
The fall is the one of the most unpredictable periods of the year, so its not surprising that spring break is the most unpredictable period of the year for me. But in my world, there are always other months that are unpredictable, so this is the only year that I have experienced spring break.
I remember when I was in college I made an important decision for the first time. I decided I was going to go to a party at a house for a friend of mine. The girl’s parents weren’t home so I just played with her and drank vodka while I waited for the parents to come home. After a while I got a call from the girl’s mom saying that they were on their way so I went to the house to wait for them.
That was a good decision. The party was boring because it was just a bunch of girls talking and drinking and playing video games. It was a perfect chance for me to learn how to dance.