To celebrate my “Spring Break” (I mean, do they have Spring Break in grad school?? Our class was cancelled due to our teacher going to a conference, so yeah, I’ll consider it Spring Break) my grad school bestie, Irene, met up to do what we love to do most: go to the mall and be together!
I had worked earlier that day and was sorta tired. It was my Friday at my work and was happy knowing I didn’t have to go straight from work to school, it’s my Friday but also my longest day. Irene texted me to ask if I wanted to mall it up during our would-be class time and without hesitation I said, “F*ck Yes!!!” But as the day went by I thought “well, would I still like to go out after work or do what I normally do and go home, take off my bra, and watch Netflix while I nap?”
Even though I knew I’d be tired from the day I told myself that I must, must, must take time for myself and do the fun things I enjoy. Not only being a grad student but also working in a field where it’s so easy to focus less on yourself since there are so many people to help. Of course helping others is amazing, don’t read this the wrong or selfish way…it’s just that you must be aware of what your job title is and what your title as YOU, _________ (enter your name here) is. For me, it’s being girly and doing what makes me happy.
One of those is of course, mall dates, but also blogging! I knew I could count on tons of fun with my grad school bestie AND have photo-ops to share on my blog with you. That fleeting thought of going home and isolating myself sounded good but seeing my gorgeous friend and doing something out of my typical schedule sounded WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY better.
Two giant coffees, getting a matching pair of pink Alex and Ani bangles (our BFF bangles, yay!) and spending time with my beautiful friend was the perfect way to spend my “Spring break.”
What are things that you love to do once you’re off the clock? I’d love to know!