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{Monday, March 13, 2006 . spring break}


I am dilly-dallying right now.

My money for Alternative Spring Break was due about a week ago, and even though I should be over at the YMCA turning it in, I am here blogging about how I am not turning it in.

Alternative Spring Break is a registered student organization of the Uniersity of Illinois - it's also a student program of the University YMCA. Every year, during fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks, they send hundreds of UofI students off to the far corners of the US to do volunteer work.

I signed up to go to Watkins Glen, NY - home of the famous-to-vegetarians Farm Sactuary. They save animals from factory farms and take care of them, and then people come to visit the farm to pet the animals and learn about animal rights and veganism.

I about swallowed my tongue when I heard that there was an Alternative Spring Break trip going there. It sounded so unbearably exciting. And I signed up immediately.

But now, with less than a week left before I leave, I can't make myself get up off my ass to go turn in the money.

My intial concern about the trip was that I would be giving up my spring break. I absolutely hate missing any opportunity to come home. I've been home about 2/3rds of all of my weekends this semester already, and I'm becoming so dependent upon it that the other 1/3rd of the weekends I'm not at home I spend the whole time curled up in my bed crying.

Now I'm really starting to panic. I'm going to be spending an entire week working intimately with people I barely know. I HATE PEOPLE I BARELY KNOW. I hate most people I know well. I'm going to be in a strange place. I'm going to be doing eight hours a day of manual labor. I AM GOING TO FREAK OUT.

I can't take me anywhere.


posted at 12:32 PM by Alison

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