My Plans For Winter Break

Only two exams and a few exciting appointments left and then it will fi-nal-ly be time for the long awaited Christmas break! I don’t have any plans and I’m going to leave it that way: I’ll see what Christmas and New Year’s will bring me. It’s so nice to have a clean and empty schedule! I do have a few things I want to do and am very excited about, though. I made a small list - I hope it will inspire you to have a relaxing Christmas break as well (and if not, maybe you’ll find a few tips on how to spend your time!).

Going home! - Even though I love having a place I can call my own, I’m really looking forward to going home. Two weeks of being spoilt by my parents (hehe), not having to think of three meals a day, and the luxury of a dishwasher (woh). I’m also excited about the cosy evenings on the couch with (terrible) Christmas movies and way too much candy…

Reading - I have been trying to extend my ‘literary knowledge’ lately - I’m not studying Literature or something similar but I do want to know more about the classics! I want to finish reading ‘The Great Gatsby’ this break, and 1984 is on my (non-mandatory) list as well. I also still haven’t read ‘The Bees’ by Laline Paull and I want to start reading that too. It isn’t really a classic but it seems like it is an interesting book. I’ll start reading the Gossip Girl series tonight.. I’m not proud of saying this because these are books written for children of 13 years old, and just having shared my wishes of knowing more about literature this book sounds like the exact opposite of what I should have on my virtual e-book shelf, let alone read. But, the books are great for when you’re tired of studying and covered in a blanket. At least, that is what I tell myself.

Being able to call myself a blogger again - this is another goal of this Christmas break. It went great for a while - I managed to share two posts a week - but for the last few weeks my online presence has been abominable. My head is overfilled with ideas but I just don’t have any time to share my thoughts.

Visit something creative? - even though I’m looking forward to doing nothing at my parents’ house I know I’ll get bored within less than 4 days. I’d love to visit a photo exhibition but I don’t know what’s hot and happening! If you have any tips, please make sure to share them with me. :-)

Decorate my new room! - this date officially isn’t part of my Christmas break, but from the 15th of December on I will finally, finally, finally be able to move into my new room! I’ll have a little balcony of my own (yes!) and I’ll have about twice as much space as I have now. The room I currently live in is 8m2 so moving into a new room in which I can actually move around without bumping into closets or tables or beds is going to be such a relief.

Taking photos again
- I haven’t been able to take decent photographs in the past few weeks (and I blame you, bad weather!). I’m very excited to start taking share-worthy photographs again.

Watching series - and with series I mean NEW series. I’m currently re-watching Gossip Girl (jesus Sjoukje get a life) and even though Serena and Dan and Nate (and Chuck too, a tiny bit) have all conquered my heart, the time for something new is here. If I only knew what to start watching!

Yay! The rest of my Christmas break will obviously be spent on drinking liters and liters of chai tea latte, sleeping, spending time with my family, singing Christmas carols and taking baths (I really miss my parents’ bath). Whenever I use exclamation marks in abundance you know I am excited. I really need a break - my head has been so full lately. After the Christmas break a new semester will start, and I’ll have to start looking for a new job as well (a higher rent is part of a bigger room as well, unfortunately). Oh well - I actually am kind of excited about that too! For now I have to get back to studying. Two more exams and I’ll be free...

love, sjoukje!


  1. Sounds like you have some lovely plans - can't wait to see future posts!

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  2. You have got some really lovely plans! I love having things planned for this time of the year!
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  3. I hope you enjoy your break. I'm not entirely sure what I'll be up to, but I don't really have a break so life will I'm sure go on as usual! Hah! Good luck on your new job hunt! I hope you find something that pays more and that is still enjoyable for you. Can't wait for your new photos and posts!!

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

  4. I found your blog a couple of days ago and proceeded to read each and every post. I absolutely adore your blog. I'm hopefully moving he The Netherlands next year for University and am really excited - would love to see some posts about your beautiful country. Hope you enjoy your christmas break, sounds like you've got some great plans xx

  5. I really want to start watching some new series as well, it's so easy to get stuck in the trap of just rewatching things over and over again though isn't it? I'd recommend you watch Nashville if you want a drama series that still has some comedy in it :)

  6. You're so close to holidays! Your plans sound amazing and can't wait to read what you post! x


  7. So many plans, so excited for you, Sjoukje! Have fun at home!

    I'm hoping to get into more new series during Christmas break as well, but goodness knows how many more series I need in my hands, haha!

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  8. Decorating my room is on my list too! And I hope you can do everything on your winter break plans (: x

  9. seems like a perfect winter break x

  10. I'm definitely going to decorate my room, and do a million posts for my blog!

  11. These plans sound lovely, and I hope you have a wonderful time at home being spoiled haha ♥

  12. Wat een fijne idee├źn allemaal, Sjoukje! Geniet van de vakantie! ❤️

  13. I hope you have a great winter break, thanks for stopping by my blog

  14. Sounds absolutely amazing what you are planning! Enjoy <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  15. Such a lovely blog!You definitely just gained a new reader! Hope you enjoy your break, all the love, Julie

  16. Yay to finally have a little break off Christmas, hope you have an amazing time off and get to do everything on your wishlist. I am so looking forward to visiting my family in Dublin x

    Beauty with charm

  17. Have a good Christmas! I love Gossip Girl too ;-)


  18. I am watching Gossip Girl for the second time as well.. and I feel so much guilt :p. I love to read what you want to do this break. Reading is something I definitely want to do myself. I hope you have a lovely two weeks ! (unfortunately only one week to go.. :( ) xoxo