Could life be any more stressful right now? If midterms weren’t enough, we have to find the time to get our bodies in shape for Spring Break, watch a buttload of TV, and figure out what we’re going to wear for St. Patrick’s day.
I have been an anxious mess all week; even last night’s 90-minute yoga sesh didn’t ease my mind. Instead of letting everything go and focusing on my breathing, I used Downward Dog as a time to notice how fat my thighs were and how badly I needed a pedicure. Then I started thinking of all the other things I could be doing with that time, making a mental list in my head.
It’s exhausting. I just wish I could be somewhere else for an hour. Somewhere with no stress, no assignments, no anything but pure bliss and relaxation. Like in bed…with Joel McHale and Paul Rudd…while Paula Deen feeds us big, buttery cupcakes. Or on a yacht with Beyonce and Jay-Z, just hanging out and admiring the brand new Louboutin pumps they got me for my birthday.
Just thinking about it all makes me feel a little less stressed, less anxious. Since I know I’m not the only one freaking out right now, I asked the CollegeCandy writers to tell me what they would do if they had an hour of total freedom.
Rachael- University of Miami: Given the way this week has gone, I’d say sleep, but assuming I’m not in the middle of midterm madness, either be in a Broadway musical or speak at a General Assembly meeting for the United Nations.
Jasmine – Northern Arizona University: I would live out “Tik Tok” with Ke$ha and Rihanna.
Lauren – University of Michigan: I’d be on the Chelsea Lately round table for two episodes.
Kelly – University of Iowa: I would make sweet, sweet love with David Beckham while the rest of the AC Milan soccer team furiously made enough barbacoa burritos to last me my lifetime.
Jessica – Delaware: I would have great sex followed by eating giant ice cream sundaes with no calories.
Noa – CU Boulder: I’d smoke a bowl with my parents (because that would be really funny, no?) and then eat my mom’s famous lasagna. The whole thing.
Melanie – Northeastern University: I’d freeze time and raid Saks 5th Avenue
Anna – Northeastern: I would eat a never ending bowl of tomato chicken and orzo soup, with extra crackers.
Carly – Grinnell: Oh, wow. I’m pretty sure I would choose to spend an hour learning how to temper chocolate from a world-class pastry chef. Yeah . . . that seems like a skill that would come in handy for hundreds of future occasions.
Sarabeth – University of Texas: I’m going to have to go with being able to buy whatever I want for an hour with everything absolutely free. Think supermarket-sweep but in Neiman Marcus.
Desiree – Columbia University: I’m dying for an massage. Exam stress almost always ties my back in knots, so I’d spend my hour being rubbed head to toe with the richest oils and lotions.
Brittany – University of Saint Thomas: I would spend an hour spooning with Sidney Crosby in bed. Eating french silk pie.
Christie – NC State: If I could do anything for an hour I would want to ride a gondola in Venice, on a beautiful sunny day, with David Beckham giving me a back massage and an orchestra playing along the side of the river as I rode by.
What would you do?