Finals are over and its almost time for Christmas! This year CU has a slightly longer Christmas vacation than previous years. We have an entire month off this time, we go back to school January 17th. Having a whole month off sounds fab because I hate doing school work and love sleeping in and just hanging out all day. It’s also the last time that I will have this amount of time off to just do nothing before I have to enter the real world at the end of second semester. However, when I think about it, one month is a really long time when you have nothing planned, so I’ll have to keep myself busy. For those of you who need to keep busy too, here are some things to do!

  1. Go Christmas shopping if you haven’t already
  2. Read a book, or read multiple!
  3. Go to Pearl Street and look at the pretty lights
  4. Try new places to eat out
  5. Join a gym (holiday food is all fun and games until you’ve gained 10 pounds)
  6. Watch holiday movies
  7. Figure out what you want to do with your life (this one is really more for me)

Or if you’re someone who works yourself crazy during the semester, and don’t want to do anything except chill the whole time, that’s fine too! It’s important to relax and enjoy yourself!

Lily is a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies along with a certificate in Business. She is originally from Scarborough, Maine, but decided to venture to Colorado for it's beauty and to get back in touch with her birth place which is Boulder. She is a Film Studies major because she is very interested in the behind the scenes of what goes into making a film. Not only that, but her favourite hobby in the world is to watch movies. She recently went abroad to Sydney, Australia to get a taste of a different culture. While being there, she learned to not take life too seriously, and to slow things down. The Australian lifestyle can really teach a person how to be chill. You can find Lily at the movies, hanging on Pearl Street having a beer with friends, or at the breathtaking lookout of Flagstaff enjoying the view.