hello, people! summer break just started for me and i’m so
excited for what’s to come! i figured that making a masterpost would make it official and also would give everyone some ideas how to spend it fruitfully!!
let’s begin fellas :’)
- the day school ends -
aka the day when you realize that you have days and days
ahead of you and don’t know where to start
deep clean your room – this will give you he feeling that
summer has actually begun and plus you now have a clean room haha
make a new playlist (a big one, okay?) – these are super fun
to make and also summer does deserve some new funky and sporty songs in its bag
relax – go pamper yourself; get that double scoop ice-cream,
go to spa, maybe get your nails and hair done. you have survived till summer
break and you deserve this!
try to sort out your tasks and assignments into your planner
– I know this can be tough, especially at the start when holidays have just
begun; but try to at least plan out for the next week or two. maybe you want to
work on that essay or write out those notes – planning will def help you to
feel organized and get back your life in place.
- the following weeks -
gET THAT SHIT DONE NOW!!! SERIOUSLY DO IT!! DON’T PUT IT OFF
TILL THE LAST WEEK!!! DO IT FAM, DO IT!!! (im low-key saving your butts with
this tip, please listen to me) – write out those essays till they are perfect,
solve that problem set till its ingrained in your brain, do your readings and
write those notes. do it!!
combine that shit with fun stuff (see below) don’t
burn yourself out please. and most importantly do not stress!!!11!!!!!
connect with people. call that friend you forgot about and
that aunt who has been asking you over for dinner for ages. summer gives you
the time to rekindle your relationships and seriously though, connecting with people
will make your life much happier.
get a new hobby!! do you draw? paint? write? whatever you do
– start doing it. use that time which you spend on the internet in exploring
your passions and finding your interests.
seriously though, do that work first.
- some (fun) stuff to do in summer -
clean your closet (do it mate)
compliment people more
smile at strangers often
vlog your days. maybe start a YouTube channel for this?
revamp your blog
learn coding and revamp that shitty theme of yours (this
applies for me, chill)
keep a gratitude journal
go a week without any social media (this will be hard, but
go hiking or cycling with a friend
read 7-8 books or as many books as you please
have a do nothing day - treat yourself love!
learn a new kind of dance - this is really fun, i promise
go a whole day with any technology
do a 30 day challenge!!
seek out an interesting article to read everyday
go camping in the hills
have a bonfire!! roast marshmallows (or burn old notes lmao)
learn to knit/sew
save up!! (…they blow it all in a single day? lmao don’t though)
star gazing on a clear night!!
talk till dawn about random shit with a random person
a no makeup day – let your skin breathe
go on a family trip!
visit a sanctuary or a zoo with a younger sibling or smol
there are endless possibilities!! these are just some to get
- the last few days -
yo remember you still have winter break to come this year!! don’t
be sad, fam!!
have a dance party in your room with your favourite music on
(bc you only live once)
check and recheck if you got all that work done (if you didn’t,
rip you haha)
check your school’s site for new updates and stuff (I bet you
don’t do this though)
annnnd then enjoy your last day!! trust me - you’re going to
have an amazing term ahead of this!!
Hope this helps! + you can always send me requests for masterposts since my ask box is always open! (´｡• ᵕ •｡`) ♡
A watercolour illustration for a book called 「名建築の空想イラスト図鑑」(Famous Architecture Daydream Illustrations) featuring 20 illustrators painting famous, but no longer existing architecture marvels.
I painted a wooden fire station that was located in Aomori prefecture, build in 1920 inspired by Russian architecture, and demolished in 1982. Using old photos and plans as references I tried to depict the building and a fresh, late spring day using bright, saturated colours while staying true to the original building’s shape, details and colours.
people will tell you that you should dress up to make yourself feel more productive. honestly, if you need to go to class in sweats with yesterday’s mascara & a bucket of coffee, do it. whatever gets your ass to class is what works. truly, nobody cares what you look like.
if you’re going to drink, fine, but for the love of all things holy please have a sip of water between every sip of alcohol. I have lived by this rule for all of college and have never had a hangover once. it’s magic
don’t have one-night stands. it’s honestly such a bad idea. you never know what kind of STDs you could be setting yourself up for.
if you have a roommate problem, TALK ABOUT IT before you’re so close to exploding that the tiniest things set you off. your dorm or apartment should be a safe space for you, & only you can make that happen.
don’t be afraid to talk to your RA about … well, anything. they’re there to support you in your academic, personal, and relational life & they’re getting paid to do that.
eat fresh fruits & veggies at least twice a week. campus food might be more convenient than going to the grocery store, but the freshman 15 is so real.
if at all possible, give yourself a schedule break in the middle of the day so that you can regroup, eat some lunch, & do any extra assignments you didn’t have time to the night before
I HIGHLY recommend getting an on-campus job if at all possible. you’ll get something to put on your resume, get some extra cash in the bank, & make some faculty contacts
if you have a TA in a class - any class - hit them up. ask them to grab coffee with you. email them with questions, check on your grades, ask them how they’re doing, & say hi when you see them on campus. more often than not, TAs remain a completely untapped resource, but they have so much knowledge (& sometimes some extra influence in the gradebook) that it’s worth taking the time to get to know them
ALWAYS BRING CHAPSTICK & A WATER BOTTLE. I DON’T CARE WHERE. CLASS, A DATE, AN INTERVIEW, A FRIEND’S HOUSE, CANADA. EVERYWHERE.
if you didn’t shower this morning, fear not. abaseball cap & deodorant will mask most of yesterday’s bad decisions.
if you have a really important assignment coming up that you forgot about & need to pull an all-nighter for, pull the all-nighter. lots of people on here will tell you to email your professor about it - don’t. if you’re not emailing your prof until the night before with some made-up excuse, they will see right through you. suck it up & do your work. you can nap once your paper is safely turned in.
find a secret place to study and don’t tell anybody about it. the library will always be packed, the lawn outside the business building is sometimes too sunny, & all the best hammocking trees will occasionally be taken. you don’t have to study at your secret spot all the time, but when you need to, it will be there for you. For example, mine is the university president’s conference room, which I stumbled across accidentally when I was a sophomore. the facilities staff that cleans up there knows it’s a bad night when they see me, and they just tell me to make sure the door is closed when I leave. it’s an excellent working relationship.
it does not hurt to suck up to your professors like your life depends on it. they’ll know what you’re doing (if you’re not tactful), but that’s okay. they appreciate, in a weird sort of way.
bring 2 blankets with you to university, minimum: one big cozy one for inside or to sleep with, one big outdoor one to study on when the weather’s fine.
wash your pillowcases every time you do laundry. your acne won’t be as bad, & your extra makeup smears from last week’s kegger will be a thing of the past
try to keep your weekends mostly free of recurring obligations so that you can go on roommate mini-vacations, drive to the beach, explore your town, or have some you-time.
that’s all I got right now but I’ll probably make more of these posts tbh. let me know if you have any questions or input for future lists :)