Given the fact that I’m coming down to my last few days of my fall 2020 semester, I wanted to capture a weekend in my life in order to look back and reflect on it in later times.
So Friday November 13, 2020 –
Twitter was going off about how 2020 is already a wild year and this was ~Friday the 13th~. Nothing happened that wasn’t already happening, so that was blown out of proportion. I did my skincare routine and made my bed.
Though I wish I already had the cleanest room, I had just done laundry on Thursday and all my jeans were still drying, so there’s that.
This view as per usual is incredible! 😍
Here’s a photo of me walking to the bus stop.
My outfit for the day was a dress that I hadn’t worn all semester with my denim jacket.
I ended up needing to talk to my interviewee for my sports journalism project and then got some Earl Grey Tea to go.
I walked to work, and found myself acquainted with even more tea. Seriously, they’re so aesthetically pleasing!
I don’t think I was very productive. I did A LOT of scrolling on IG, so here’s some beautiful accounts I’ve been following.
Here’s a Christmas decoration put up. I’ve been loving the early holiday vibes.
I actually didn’t do any homework but because of my 4am bedtime schedule this past week, I didn’t have a chance to write a blog post for the blog and then promptly proceeded to write the longest blog I’ve written in a LONG time, but I loved it. There’s something so sweet about typing away, allowing your thoughts to form into something that collectively makes sense, blogging is unreal sometimes.
I then went to Vintage Lunch, which is a lunch that a theological club runs at my school. I had the loveliest walk there – the fallen leaves crushed underfoot, the bright blue sky and stretch of winding road, the unending greenery – just stunning!
“It was November–the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.”
L. M. Montgomery
Here’s the set up for Vintage Lunch – outside, spaced out, wearing masks of course!
Here’s a cup of tea while I went to bible study of covenants. I think I was drinking White Tea with mint. Do you have a favorite tea?
And then I actually tried to get schoolwork done. At this point, I was working on the blog post for my Russian literature class – the final one, a simple conclusion. Then, I did some research on how theatre companies are using Zoom as a new medium for their work. I have some possible ones I want to watch over Winter Break. Maybe I’ll do a review on them!
I actually had my shift and work and totally forgot to get any pictures of me working, but that’s okay. It’s not that interesting.
I went home and watched the Bachelorette instead of doing more homework. 😫
It was SO NICE to see Clare’s journey end. I love the show, but wow, having it be all about Dale was annoying and painful to watch, but the guys seem to love Tayisha, which makes sense. She’s stunning, has a great personality, and a good head on her shoulders.
I moved from my bed to my desk and brewed yet another cup of tea. On average, I would say I have 3 cups a day, but when I’m up later, that number tends to go up.
I wrote a little outline for my research paper, which I promptly banged out from 11-3. I do not recommend that style of getting things done (do as I say, not as I do), but I had my journalism project to do and I needed to knock this paper out.
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a crossed out to do list.
And I went back to finishing my blog post. I definitely had written it at this point, but I wanted to do a little ~keyword research~ for SEO sake. Which I actually hate, but I was curious to do it this time. Honestly, when it comes to the blog, I just write what I’m feeling and I hope it resonates. Sometimes, people care; sometimes, they don’t. At the end of the day, I write the blog for myself. Selfish? Maybe. But that’s what keeps me going.
Holy crap! I got this cool blurred photo of my desk, not intentional at all. But I love it!!!
Saturday November 14, 2020
Here’s an outfit photo. I woke up just to go to breakfast with a friend.
If there’s anything I love, it’s photos of my Vans! Seriously, I think they look so good.
I ended up walking to work.
I put together my blog post for my Russian Literature class – I had already finished the research and writing it, but I needed to spend time doing citations and finding good memes.
I then had lunch with IV, talking about the architecture around Grounds, specifically the Gardens and how they hold a hidden history.
The funny thing about the things we create is the way they are an amalgamation of all the things we remember and all we’d love to forget.
I then watched The Photograph, and I felt a little letdown. I enjoyed it, but I wanted more character development for Issa Rae’s character. But I did love their connection and the way they were awkward together. It was cute.
Wait, before I watched the movie, I ended up having tea with a friend on a decision that I felt conflicted about. Indecision sucks! But it can be helpful to have someone affirm to you that sometimes there isn’t a right decision. Sometimes it’s either a right or a left.
Here are some memes that brought me delight. I’m in a meme Groupme and it actually brings me real joy.
I went home, relaxed a little, and then headed back out.
I went to a worship service. Only 10 people, all masked and spread out. 5 songs, 30 minutes only. I know getting out into the world is not possible for everyone, but I do think if you can, seeing people socially distanced with masks is good way of staying connected. And only do it if you have 0 symptoms and you feel safe to do so.
Then I went back home and watched yet another movie with my dormmates. We watched the movie with Dylan O’Brien and giant monsters. My verdict with SPOILERS: I don’t like the romantic ending. IT felt forced. A platonic ending would have fit so much better with the theme that love can be found with your chosen family.
I caught up on some blogs. There are some talented people on the internet, and I just really think they’re awesome. I listened to a podcast – the Ferment podcast is one I feel like I got into during quarantine and it has really stuck for me during this time.
Sunday November 15, 2020
I ended up going to a coffee shop with a friend to chat. Sheoneodoah Joe has a great chai latte for you no coffee drinkers. It also has a lot of trinkets and booths.
I then crawled back into my bed and used Youtube to wake myself up. Seriously, I could get lost on Youtube.
The view from my dorm is so nice that I just can’t help it. It’s really sweet to see it. Even if the stairs are exhausting.
I spent time on Twitter and Instagram instead of being productive, and so here’s a few questions I want to give you for weekly reflecting (which I will write a post about in the future). Emily P Freeman’s account is a good follow if you want to be inspired to reflect and be more introspective.
Such a cute cat photo. I have nothing against dogs, but I believe cats are superior. We can agree to disagree, but my mind isn’t going to change on this one.
So yeah, I didn’t get any more photos.
But I did finish my art project, wrote a draft for my journalism story, and then I went to bed. At 4 am. I seriously need to get back to a regular sleep schedule. But it’s only a few more days, and then I get back to sleeping and relaxing. Winter break is coming. And I am thankful.
Check out my last blog post if you want any guidance on how to take control of your time and energy this winter season.
Keep safe, healthy, and warm, friends!