- Chase ambulances in Cancun.
- Finish up those term papers.
- Walk 500 miles. Walk 500 more.
- “Breaking Bad” marathon. Seriously. Do it.
- Get a tan that you’ll just lose while studying for finals.
- Walk 100 meters past the third highway crossing in Rock Creek Park. Listen for the golden-throated warbler. Follow the sound of its voice until you find a single four leaf clover. Turn around three times and yell, “Why am I here?”
- Meet your high school friends’ fiancees and cry.
- Begin outlining.
- Return to your true career as a “Skyrim” dragon-killer.
- Think about how productive you’re not being.
1. Catch up on your schoolwork. Just kidding. Please fail and bring down the curve.
2. Make some bad decisions. It’ll give you something fun to talk about during the Character & Fitness portion of the Bar
3. Travel. Anywhere. Just get the [censored] out of Dodge already. The library will be there for you when you get back. The library is always there for you. Unlike anyone else in your life.
4. Hang out with friends and family. Do they remember what you look like? Enjoy the legal questions that will inevitably arise. Be horrified when you actually know the answers. Congratulations, you’re becoming a lawyer. I know. It’s the worst.
5. Work out. You look pasty and pudgy. No, really. Look in the mirror.
7. Overdose on TV. Watch all of House of Cards in one sitting. Then watch all of Doctor Who (classic and current)…in one sitting. If you manage the latter, I think you’re probably in for some sort of record. And probably hemorrhoids. Please don’t do this.
8. Do that thing you’ve been putting off doing. You know what I’m talking about. That thing you totally meant to do a long time ago, but you still haven’t done because life, man, it just keeps getting in the way and there’s just not enough time. There won’t be time during Spring Break. But you can pretend there will be and then put this off even longer. This is emotionally healthy. Keep it up. It will at least feel good to put it on your calendar and pretend you’ll finally get it done. Eventually.
9. Volunteer. This one isn’t sarcastic. If there’s one thing that is undeniably good for you, and good for the community, it’s giving a helping hand to your fellow man (or animal or whatever cause you support). Law school is a bubble of stress, grades, jobs, and in-jokes about the law that no one normal finds at all humorous. Out there—beyond the rainbows bordering our little campus—there are people in need. Just being able to study law right now means you are incredibly privileged. You’ve been given a lot. Give back.
10. Or just catch up on sleep. Whatever. We won’t judge.