First of all, I’d like to say MERRY CHRISTMAS, my friends. (Today was officially my last day of classes!) This is one of the first times I’ve ever felt this exhausted and stressed around Christmas and I won’t lie. I Am. Excited. This year I’m probably just going to spend Christmas with my mom and grandma instead of with everyone else in the family but I’m not super disappointed, to be honest. I love my family but they’re all exhausting. (My favorite part of Christmas is the confectioneries).
Quick Semester Summary
This semester I just had too many things going on all the time. I’ve never planned so much! (I’ve definitely improved my organization skills, though.) It was stupid to take six classes but I needed the credits. (Next semester though, I should only take five). But hey, I had fantastic grades and some of the stuff I learned this semester is going to be really helpful in the future, and some of it was even interesting. So, no regrets.
An Unexpected Book Haul
(I literally just thought of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey after writing this title). So about two days ago, I had two tests (on the same day), one of which didn’t go as well as I wished it had (entirely my fault because I basically didn’t study at all, so it really didn’t go as bad as it could have had). Generally, when I have bad days, I feel like spending money. Whether it’s chicken nuggets, a notebook or a book, it just makes me feel better. (Treat Yo Self Friends). (By ‘spending money’, I didn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money, by the way.)
And so, I ordered four books…. even though I was supposed to be on a book ban…. until February. No. Regrets.
I’m dying to continue The Raven Cycle after reading the first two books in less than a week. It’s just so good (as I’ve mentioned many, many times in the last few weeks. Not Sorry).
For those of you who don’t know, I only started reading the HP book December last year. I don’t think that I would’ve enjoyed them as much when I was younger, nor would I have been able to appreciate it the same way. It’s really hard to choose between all the lovely covers, though. I bought Philosopher’s Stone (of this cover series) in the summer last year for the sole fact that it was pretty cheap. There are these other covers though, that are black and white in the front cover and colorful on the spine (hardcovers btw) and I just love them but I really want to get the rest of these covers. Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire are especially beautiful.
Winter Holidays & My Many Hobbies
I’m really hoping to get back into a bunch of stuff I love these holidays. Like, journalling, writing, painting, reading, watching anime…(maybe do some blogging)… This semester (and November and December especially) was exhausting and I just didn’t want to do any of these. I’m not setting any goals for myself though (other than to finish my driving lessons – which I’m not looking forward to. I want to get my license but I just don’t like the lessons that much.). I’m just going to do whatever I want whenever I want and not think about the time I wasted doing this or that. I’m just going to fully enjoy my holidays.
As I mentioned earlier today is officially my last day of classes but technically (since I don’t have class today) it was yesterday. And it was fantastic. My last test went great, I delivered my final
hellish assignment and I went to see the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and it was glorious. I loved it so much I might go see again.
And I just want to wish some good luck to everyone who still has finals and assignments and whatnot and also wish everyone some truly Happy Holidays!
Here’s a random picture of a beautiful beach in Ericeira, Portugal, because it’s just too beautiful.