during this Christmas break I have been anything but my normal self. on any average vacation, I would be scrambling to make plans for every waking moment. i thought it was fun having days as full as books and never staying inside the house for too long. I used to complain even if I was bored for a mere hour, I was never able to enjoy the peace and quiet of relaxation…
fast forward to the Christmas break of my sophomore year. things started rapidly as I scrambled to whip up holiday treats for family gatherings and assemble the last of my Christmas gifts. but once Christmas day came and went I was left with only remnants of the sweet smells and glow of twinkly lights.
the not-so-good part… i have spent the majority of my time off sitting at home in my pajamas watching survivor and eating unhealthy (but delicious) candy I was kindly gifted by loved ones. the funny thing is that I was so hopelessly oblivious that I didn’t even realize how little I had accomplished until my break was already halfway over.
the redeeming aspect… it may sound boring and in no way productive to lounge around the house for many hours on end, but I have surprisingly learned many things about myself resulting from this time. (and mind you, I also put in a fair share of hours at my job working as a fill-in; still not necessarily fun though).
10 things i have found while taking part in relaxing during winter break:
1. I don’t need anybody to keep me entertained, nor do I need to leave my humble abode.
2. Sometimes the best therapy is taking time for yourself and hearing out your thoughts.
3. Blogging is much better than interacting with human beings.
4. When you’re not always busy, you are left with more time for rediscovered hobbies (such as jogging).
5. With all the extra time to sweep your mind for thoughts, you may come across hobbies or careers you might want to pursue in the future (maybe in college).
6. I have helped myself let go of long-term baggage (aka people).
7. I have gotten back into the habit of reading and my love for it has returned.
8. I realized that the number of likes you get on a photo shouldn’t effect you anymore than a tiny fly effects a giant horse.
9. There are many benefits and perks to being a blogger that I had no clue even existed.
10. I’ve rediscovered the things I love in life.
what productive, or non-productive things have you accomplished during 2014 winter break? thank you for being wonderful readers as always. love all. love Madeline. xoxo
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