Winter break is a joyous time to relax, de-stress, and watch an abundance of Netflix. Although winter break is a great way to catch up on all the much needed sleep you've missed throughout the semester, it also tends to lose it's charm after a while of being stuck at home. There are many stages to winter break, and they can happen in any order.
Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."
I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.
I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.
I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.
..and I want you addicted.
I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.
I want to stand out.
I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.
I want you to be hanging on every word I say.
I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.
I want to be the life of the party.
I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.
I want to give.
I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.
When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.
I want my passion to ooze out of me.
I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.
I want to always be thinking of others.
...and I want people to know what my passions are.
I want to be a woman who draws people in.
Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.
Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.
From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.
Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.
I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.
..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.
I want to take all of life in.
I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.
Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.
I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.
And I never want to stop searching for answers.
At my school, we have quite a lengthy break. Our break is about six weeks, so around one to two weeks longer than everyone else's.
At first, you imagine this break to be the most wonderful break in the world. You'll be home long enough to make some money and you can link up with all your family and friends! It'll be a blast being away from textbooks and school-related things in general. And it is, the break is awesome... until all your friends go back to school.
Since most schools go back a few weeks before mine, I have to send all of my high school friends back off to school while I get to sit at home. At first, I thought it would be a great time to get my stuff together. Figure out finances for next semester, class schedule, and other stuff. Although, there's only so much you can do.
So you're left with a problem. You're now trapped in bed, hardly any friends left in your hometown if any, and nothing to do. So you decide to catch up on that newest Netflix show everyone has been talking about. Two days later, you're in bed again, with nothing to do... again.
There's about a week left to break, and it's now spent with Netflix and FaceTiming your hometown and college friends. You start to reminisce on all the fun times you've had with your hall mates and fun weekends out on the town. While you twiddle your thumbs, remember that the border will end and you will be back soon making endless more memories and having sleepless nights filled with homework.
I learned that I have to cherish the time that I spend with people at home. My family and hometown friends are very important to me. I thought I would have no time to see them all, but there has been ample time for that. I just wish the time would end so I can get back to campus and make so many more memories.