The “slow” break
So, I’ve been back at university now for 3 days, and I feel pretty much like this:
Part of the hardest part of coming back to school after a break is trying to reset your sleep cycle back to school hours, and the struggle to do so is very real.
My break, however, was really lovely. Despite how fast it went by, it was what I’d call a “slow” break. From my point of view, there are 2 types of breaks: “fast” breaks, like my upcoming Brussels/Paris trip with my mother, and “slow” breaks, like my nice lazy Christmas breaks. Both are amazing breaks that offer the escape from med school that is needed, but in different ways.
The “fast” breaks are break neck episodes in exploring. Every day is chock full of things to see and do, and you go got bed every night exhausted but super excited for the next day. “Fast” breaks leave you tired when you get home, but in the absolute best way.
“Slow” breaks, on the other hand, are the absolute opposite. A time to rest, see family, to recharge batteries. “Slow” breaks are sleeping in until noon, time for hobbies (a ton of caps posts to follow) and just chilling.
And yes, the break went really fast: I can hardly believe that it is over, but I’m so glad that I had it. Glad that I have the opportunity to spend the time with family, glad that I have a home and a family to visit. So, for all of us students dragging our butts back to class, trying futilely to rub the sleep out of our eyes, just remember: there’s no point in recharging batteries unless you use them, and it will only make your next break even more sweet. And if that doesn’t help, there is always this:
77 days and counting until the next break… 😉