“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
This month has been absolutely crazy with exam season. Even just thinking about it makes me want to puke out of anxiety. I used to say I work better under pressure but after this exam period I realised how much more organised I need to be next time round. Not that I’m not already organised. I stayed on top of my workload throughout the semester; but it was just fine-tuning my notes to make them suitable for exams. I really should move onto something else before I actually puke. God, I hate exams. Besides the first half of the month being an absolute bugger, I finished my exams on the 23rd and enjoyed a short break before I went to Hillsong Conference (post coming soon). Quite surprisingly, I didn’t feel that free at all even though I was on holiday. I still went to work — yes I still tutor kids, and still had little errands to do. Not as stressful as the studying and cramming I did previously but I still felt anxious doing simple things. Just hoping this is a side effect of being over-stressed and that it’ll go away.
For those following me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I’ve recently been obsessed with a rustic colour palette that has very neutral and clean tones. My style has always been quite minimal but I’ve taken an extra step lately by only shooting scenes or objects that are black, white, grey and nature-toned. It’s quite satisfying, actually.
After I finished all of my exams, my parents and I decided to have a little lunch date at one of my favourite restaurants, Méjico. Their steak is one of my favourites and so is their affogato, which you can see here. There was alcohol and coffee on either side of the coconut ice cream. I’ve actually never had an affogato ever and I instantly fell in love because it tasted like heaven. I definitely have to go back there and have that again before this holiday break finishes. But I have to be sparing because every time we go to that restaurant our wallets cry a little. But it’s so worth it. #foodietalk
As I mentioned earlier in this post, my holidays haven’t really felt like a break because I’ve actually been quite busy with other things unrelated with uni, so despite having finished my exams I feel like I have yet been able to fully recuperate. I think today would be the first day I’ve actually been able to say that I’m on holidays because I slept in, caught up on shows, blogged half a day, read some blogs, watched YouTube videos, and might start either Sherlock or Game of Thrones tonight. People say Sherlock is really good but I’m scared I’ll be obsessed with it and watch it all at once. Another option would be Orange is the New Black because I have friends that keep telling me to watch it and I saw the trailer fell in love with Crazy Eyes.