I’m currently feeling happy, guilt-free, content and satisfied. And that can only mean one thing. Holidays have begun! Yay! This insane rush of happiness that accompanies the end of every semester cannot possibly be a good thing, because it obviously means that I’m way more excited at the prospect of a month or so away from studies, classes, lecture notes and text-books than I should be. Eh, but who doesn’t feel this way at the end of a particularly bad semester topped with spectacularly crappy exams? Holidays, no matter how long, just seem like a sweet release at this point.
My end-of-sem celebrations usually involve a trip with friends to anyplace outside the wretched campus (which isn’t really wretched at all, but feels that way after being holed up in it for weeks on end), most often for a movie-watching of some sort, but this time, I decided to unload my head the direct way – I got a much-needed haircut (I feel like such a guy saying that – are girls ever supposed to “need” haircuts?). My heart and head both much lighter, it felt like an appropriate way to start the holidays afresh, after the fiasco of the past few months.
I now have a month ahead of me to do whatever I please, and I’m sitting here trying to figure out what exactly it is that I please. I’ve a rudimentary plan in my head as to the general stuff I’d like to do during the holidays – regain my enthusiasm for books, read more, watch more movies, blog more, get into a good exercise regime and hopefully lose a bit of weight – but a more specific plan is yet to shape up. I’d originally thought of getting a part-time job at an eatery/cafe nearby to keep myself busy and to earn a buck or two while at it, but a quick search a few days ago proved to be futile – I applied to and got rejected by Geláre, Starbucks, Café Cartel, Häagen-Dazs and Thai Express all in a matter of minutes. I make it sound worse than it was (most of these places were looking for people who could work for longer periods than I could offer), but I still find it amusing that on my very first job-hunt, I got five rejections within an hour. A sign of things to come, maybe? Sigh. At times like these, I desperately wish I could freeze time and save myself the inevitable struggle and difficulty that comes with “growing up”. Anyway, I’ll prowl around my neighbourhood shops for a few more days, but if nothing pans out, I can still spend my time usefully and benefically by volunteering at Annalakshmi with my mom and sister-in-law. Oh, well. We’ll see. In the meanwhile, I’ll try and keep this space updated with info about the stuff I do these holidays, including possible movie reviews, book updates and more.
It’s the end of a long, stressful and arduous academic year, and I can’t wait to start afresh. Here’s to new beginnings. *clink*