Hi, everyone! It’s almost winter break! AHHH I’M SO EXCITED. Here are some of the things I plan to do then.
1. Clean my room
My one and only sit-down final is on Tuesday morning, but the bus home doesn’t leave until Thursday night. And since I reaaaally need to clean my dorm room, I’m going to attempt that gigantic project in the few days between my final and my trip home. That Depression MessTM feeling, am I right?
I am motivated by the thought that, because I won’t be there for a month, my dorm will actually stay clean for a while! Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by the thought of having to clean everything all over again just a few days or weeks later when I already have very little energy to do anything right now, but I really really want to just buckle down and take care of this mess.
2. Catch up on my 2016 Goodreads reading challenge
I’m twenty-eight books behind and yet still confident in my ability to catch up! I’m a very stubborn person who doesn’t like to admit defeat, especially not where books are concerned. This year has been very difficult for me in terms of depression affecting my reading habits, but I’m still determined to try my hardest to catch up. I have a bunch of half-finished books on my “currently reading” shelf on Goodreads” and, between those books and a huge stack of comic books + graphic novels, I should be set for the rest of this year.
3. Write and schedule some blog posts
OH MY GOD I WILL HAVE SO MUCH TIME TO WRITE OVER BREAK. Mind = blown. I miss writing for fun, so I hope to have several super intense writing days in late December and early January.
4. Get a head start on the reading for the spring semester
I actually JUST emailed my spring 2017 professors to ask about reading lists! I don’t plan to read my textbooks, but I would like to at least begin reading some of the novels and short works of nonfiction that were mentioned as possible assigned texts in the course descriptions.
5. Start a studyblr
I meant to make one before the fall semester began, but then I got too busy and have had like no time these past few months to sit down and create one. So I’m super excited to set one up for the coming semester!
6. Watch some movies
I’m going to see Rogue One with my brother the weekend after we both get back from school, hopefully! I would also like to see Arrival because I’ve heard amazing things about it. (No spoilers, please – I’ve also heard that it’s a film you should go into 100% unspoiled, so please don’t ruin it for me.) And I have to rewatch Carol one or two or fifty times, OF COURSE. Vintage Christmas lesbians!
7. Begin my 2017 Goodreads reading challenge
LISTEN I’M SO EXCITED TO TELL YOU A THING ABOUT MY READING PLANS IN 2017… but you’ll have to wait until 2017 to find out! I hope 2017 is a more successful reading year than this year has been!
How do you plan to spend winter break?