A Sem Break Checklist
Finally, a break from all the school work that piled up for the last months. This is your chance to take a breather and refresh yourself so you can go back to school in November as a better, brighter, happier girl.
How was the last semester? Take the first few days of the break to reflect on what happened. Write in your journal. Look at the photos you took. Blog about it. Unleash your feelings and make sure you close the semester with a happy heart and an open mind.
- Thank Mom
Cook a meal for her. Book a spa date or simply clean your room. It's time to thank mom for the yummy meals she made for you, the patience she had when you neglected your chores for school work, the support she gave on your class projects, and all the help she extended to you with your homework and projects. Seal everything with a kiss and say, "thank you, mom!"
- Bond with your dad
You've been busy all semester and dad misses you a lot. Make sure you spend time with the #1 man in your life. Let him know that despite the boys, the new responsibilities and the occasional nights out, you will always be his baby girl. If you are not close, take this time to find a common interest. Maybe you both have a passion for independent art. Maybe he can teach you basketball so you can excel more in PE class or maybe you just both like to eat. Chances are your genetic makeup gave you lots of similarities with dad. So go ahead, spend time with him and your siblings.
- Get Artsy
I know you've been drooling to try out all those DIY you've been seeing but you never had time because of school work. Well, now that there are no more deadlines to meet, you can finally make a cover of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"! Take cue from TSwizzle by baking some goodies too! You don't have to be multi-talented to make weirdly awesome art. You just need enthusiasm and openness to try new things!
- Get a Makeover
Yes, of course. A makeover is mandatory! I'm sure you're dying to put your uniform and school bag to rest. Say hello to days with no strict dress codes! This is the time to paint your nails with clouds and bright colors. Finally, you can bring out all your pretty dresses. Take charge and rock however you want to look. Just don't do anything drastic like permanently dying your hair blue since you have to go back to school in a few days. Check out this helpful guide to get some inspiration.
- Go Out!
It doesn't have to be far and expensive. Think of a place you've wanted to go to but you didn't have time for. It can be the new hip place your friends are raving about or that nearby resort your cousin wants to go to. If your folks are cool about it, pick a Philippine tourist spot. When you visit, make sure to take lots of photos that show it is more fun in the Philippines!
- Learn something
Though the break is for well, taking a break, don't let it end without learning at least one thing. It can be a new song or a new dance routine you practiced for weeks at home. It can be a new mantra you picked up while blissfully playing in the park. It can be as simple as a new joke or as deep as new found understanding. What matters is you're ready to go back to school again because you know your sem break was well-spent! Enjoy the break, Candy Girls! *wink*
What's on your sem break checklist? Share them with other Candy Girls in the comments below!
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!