It's 13:14h, I'm lying in bed and I'm not feeling bad nor ashamed about that at all. In fact, I must admit that I currently am the most relaxed I have been in weeks. My exams are over, and all I can do now is wait for the 11th of June - the day I'll get my results back. I currently don't have any school-related responsibilities and it feels so good. At the moment, I don't have a job either as I quit it right before my exams in order to create some more me-time so I'm facing a few weeks of nothingness and I've had a few days of nothingness already. I thought they would be absolutely boring but the last few days have been so nice and the next few days will be too - hopefully. Here's a little list of what I do without any school- or work related responsibilities (which basically means I don't have any responsibilities, tasks or assignments I have to work on).
Catch up with friends
The last few weeks have been stressful for all of my friends as we were all going through an important period of time. That can create tension but I'm glad to say everybody's feeling better so we all have time to hang out a bit more often and enjoy that time as well. When my best friend Angela and I spotted a photo booth we immediately felt a bit nostalgic as we took a picture in one a few years back - so we grabbed our coin purses and gathered enough money to take two pictures - which required about 6 takes before two decent ones came out. The photographs make me smile as they show how we usually are when we're around each other - joking and laughing.
Update my music library
I'm constantly listening to music - and I love discovering new music as well. I don't update the music on my phone quite regularly but I have the time to do that now - yay for that! I already put some more James Blake and Angus & Julia Stone on my phone - if you have any more recommendations, please let me know.
Catch up on Netflix shows
I finished watching How I Met Your Mother (and I hated the last episode - but I'm sure I'm not the only one) and I'm looking for a new obsession. Sherlock is on my to-watch list: if you have any recommendations, again, please let me know.
When I'm in a hurry I usually create a quick lunch/breakfast but now that I have more time, I love creating delicious and time-consuming meals. Look up some recipes and shop for groceries in a different shop - that can be so much fun. Discovering new meals you love is amazing.
Learn something new
I like learning new things but without school as a source of information I don't have any books to learn from. I really like the internet to replace that source - especially learning more about photography and film-techniques is a great thing to do when you don't have to study. Learning a new language is something I'd love to do as well: I'd want to learn Swedish (I don't know why but I find that language so calming to hear) but I don't actually have the money nor need to learn a new language like that.
Spend more time on your blog
I know most of my readers have a blog and finding the time to write up qualitative articles can be hard. I really enjoy working on my blog - though - and I am so happy I finally have the time to do that again!
Do things you usually don't have the time for
In my case: making videos. I love making videos but it just takes so much more time than writing up an article! Here's a link to the video I recently created. (click on the image).
Catch up on vlogs
Watching vlogs is such a great activity - it makes me feel a bit voyeuristic but hey, the YouTubers put them on the internet themselves! My current favorites are 'beautycrush' and 'heyclaire' (and it might have to do something with their tattoos - but their personalities are great, too).
Explore the area you live in
I've lived in the village I currently live in for 17 years already but I keep on discovering new places and spots that I love - especially photography-wise. Put on some shoes, grab your camera and hop on your bike and cycle somewhere new - you might as well discover a new place you love.