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Needless to say, my Spring Break was FAN-TASTIC! I was able to enjoy three days without work or any school work. If you are a working, full-time college student, then you know the level of pure bliss I was in. I caught up on reading and bingeing and couldn’t have been happier. It was weird to not be writing and I did want to write, but instead, I chose to write in a journal and make myself take a break from it in order to prevent burnout. In my opinion, it is important to take vacations from work, otherwise, you will eventually get burnt out and will soon dislike what you now love. With all of that said, here is what I did on my fully relaxing Spring Break.
To kick off my break, I attended to She Believes Cup in Nashville where I watched the national soccer teams of Japan and Brazil face off, followed by the US versus England. Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE soccer. I have played for about 16 years, so it is definitely a part of who I am. I am a huge United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) fan as well, so whenever they come in state, I make sure to grab some tickets. I have now seen them twice and have loved every minute of it. This trip was my favorite of the two because even though it was freezing and I was in five layers of clothing, I got to spend it with my best friend, Sydney, who has also played with me all 16 years. I also got to see my favorite player, Julie Johnston-Ertz, play the entire game and yelled “YAS QUEEN” every time she touched the ball. I can’t think of a better way to start off a Spring Break.
Obviously, I couldn’t resist reading during my vacation. I got to read Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I guess you could say that I had a self-help Spring Break. It definitely got me in the mood to reorganize my bookshelves and do a proper clean out of the books on my shelf that didn’t have sentimental value. I then donated them to McKay’s and used the store credit to get some more books and some movies. I love when I have free days open for reading and a little renovating.
Vacation is always a good time to do your binge-watching. I have recently begun watching Supernatural on Netflix. A couple of years ago I watched it through to season 7 and quit, so I decided to rewatch it. This turned out to be for the best because most of the episodes, I forgot all about. I have learned that I should definitely watch something else before bed due to a nightmare about a witch coming in my window; therefore, I have been watching an episode or two of The Crown before bed. As a huge Elizabeth II fan, I am loving it!
I have also used this past week to reopen my creative side. It has been a while since I drew or painted, so I got out a sketchbook and sketched something new that I am excited to dive more into. Just recently, I have developed an interest in learning how to sew. Rachel Lea has been the main inspiration with her videos about fashion school and her sketches. The moment that really made me want to look into sewing is when I rewatched some old Gossip Girl episodes. One of the characters, Jenny, sews her own clothes and I just think that would be so cool to make my clothes instead of spending the money on clothes online.
I was also able to catch up on some laundry and general cleaning around the house. I was also able to organize my school notes and get everything in order. This felt really good. It may sound like work, but I am a huge lover of organization, so it really relaxed me.
On my last night of Spring Break, I got to go out with some friends to an escape room. We had a great time! I have never done one before, but we got to do two different rooms and got out of both of them with five to eight minutes to spare. I definitely got to channel my inner James Bond and it definitely reminded me of House of Anubis.
The last thing I did on Spring Break was my service hours for school. Each semester, we are required to put in 5 hours of community service. This year I decided to volunteer with my friend who teaches the first grade. I decided to take up the advantage of a free day to dedicate five hours to help out and get my hours done.
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