Between exams, drama at school, the heat, and constant tiredness, the last few weeks have been quite hectic for me – to say the least. I still can’t fully wrap my head around the fact that I’m forever done with school as I know it! But ultimately, school being over means summer is officially starting!
Summer is far from being my favorite season. I’m more of a « transition » seasons type of gal: I love autumn and spring. Summer gets too hot, I never tan, my eyelashes and brows disappear (even tho they barely existed in the first place). But somewhere along the way, I just realized summer doesn’t have to be that bad – so here are little things that have been making summer great for now.
After exams ended, I finally got to spend time with friends. And curiously, ending school made me love spending more time with them. Exit, toxic, judgemental, mean people. Felt good to make memories with people I felt comfortable with. We went to festivals, to parties, to the swimming pool, had dinner on the rooftop, tried to survive the heat together (and ended up almost all falling asleep in front of the tv at 2pm), we failed at getting a tan and couldn’t stop laughing at how red we looked when we got back home. It’s moment like these I associate with summer.
I’ve always been weird with notebooks. I’d buy lots of them (unable to resist when I’d see a cute one) and would leave them unopened and untouched for the longest time, sitting in my closet. But lately, I’ve started using these still-blank notebooks, for everything. I use one as a bullet journal, another one as a way to keep track of my health, food intake and mood, and others as art journals. I write down my goals, ideas, wishes, plans. It feels nice to write everything down, it’s a nice way to have a clear idea of what’s to come.
Summer is when the days are getting longer, when my mind is getting lighter, nights are getting warmer, and so are the colors of the sunset! That’s the view from my apartment. I had never realized how mesmerizing it could actually be…I love discovering unexpected beauty in places that don’t really usually stand out, places I pass by every day. And I’ve been spending a lot of time by my window or on the rooftop contemplating those lights.
These photos were literally taken five minutes apart.
Finally taking time to declutter
Throwing away all my school notes I had accumulated over the years was therapeutic, to be honest. It marked the beginning of a long sorting process, using the Konmari method. Even though I have yet to sell all my old clothes, it enables me to make a better use of my space. I have so many ideas to make over my room. But for now, all I’ve made over is my ACNL room…To be continued.
Looking forward to sharing more content with you! I hope y’all have the nicest summer! What makes it great for you?
p-s: don’t be a stranger!