SPRING BREAK + EASTER | FRIDAY’S FIVE

SPRING BREAK + EASTER | FRIDAY’S FIVE

{Getting my first haircut in well over a year}

{Starting my 2021 garden, and finally planting some carrots}

{Doing the egg hunt at Downtown Disney}

{Spending lots of time with my favorite pup}

{Getting my first COVID vaccine}

Last week was my spring break, and I did the MOST to not waste a single second of my time. Not only did this break come right as I was feeling burned out with school and quarantine life, but it’s also my last spring break ever. As May and graduation quickly approaches, I have been soaking in every second of my student life. I recently came across a quote – “I will never have this version of me again. Let me slow down and be with her.” This quote is exactly how I feel right now, and has inspired me to enjoy every day because soon my life will be very different.

I started off my break at the beach with my boyfriend and the pup eating good food and taking in the sunshine. I also needed to get some pictures taken for my portfolio website so I have it ready to go when I start applying for jobs. Full dress details are in this post.

I also got my hair cut at the start of the week in well over a year. I cannot express how much my hair and my soul needed this. There is just something about going to the salon and coming out feeling like the main character that just can’t be beat. I’m so excited to be going back before graduation to get it colored.

Every spring I like to freshen up my patio, and add a few new additions. I have been wanting to plant carrots for years, and never got around to it. I finally pulled the trigger this year, and I can’t wait to see how they grow. I also added some herbs and a tomato plant. I’m hoping to add a few more, but I need some free time to go shopping which lately has been in short supply.

Probably one of the most exciting things I did was the Easter egg hunt at Downtown Disney. This egg hunt has been a family tradition for the past six-ish years (or however long the hunt has been going on for). Last year I was devastated with the parks being closed because we would spend every Easter Sunday hunting for eggs. I was THRILLED that I was able to do it this year.

At the end of the week I got my first COVID vaccine. I am so happy I did, even though I was sick the next day (talking 102.7 temperature). It was totally worth it, and I can’t wait to be fully vaccinated by the end of the month.

My Easter was very casual and low-key. I pretty much relaxed all day, ate lots of food, and played Animal Crossing. It was perfect!

FRIDAY’S FIVE |STAYING POSITIVE DURING QUARANTINE

FRIDAY’S FIVE |STAYING POSITIVE DURING QUARANTINE

-going for a walk in the beautiful Spring weather and getting fresh air-

-discovering a new coffee drink thanks to TikTok-

-finally investing in some AirPods-

– playing with my room decor and using books as a fun element-

-sprucing up my patio with some new herbs-

I am actively trying to find ways to stay positive (and not completely freak out over what is happening in the world). I have decided to try a Friday’s Five to look back at my week and think about all the wonderful things that have happened throughout my week as well as things that have been keeping me sane.

I am officially just past the two week mark or self-isolation. I have had some pretty rough days; I’m not going to lie. There was one day where I was in the worst mood ever because it felt like nothing was going right and I felt very “caged-in” at home. On the whole though, I have been doing pretty good.

This past week I have really appreciated going for a nice long walk in the beautiful Spring weather. It honestly put me in such a good mood! The fresh air, migrating butterflies everywhere, and all the trees made for the perfect afternoon. It was so nice not being cooped up in my apartment for a little bit and spending some time with my favorite pup. I also have been trying to spruce up my patio because TBH I have let it go this past year and was looking real sad. I bought some herbs from Lowes and Home Depot to plant and hopefully enjoy over the next month of isolation.

On the home front, I have discovered a new fave (quick and easy) coffee recipe courtesy of TikTok! It is a whipped coffee and I am loving it. I also have been tinkering with my bedroom decor. I want to make it my perfect little relaxation haven to retreat to when I can’t (or don’t want) to be in the common spaces of the apartment. I have been loving taking all my books out of storage boxes and implementing them as decor in my room!

I recently made an investment and purchased some AirPods Pro. I didn’t have any headphones (thanks to my wire chewing cat) and it honestly was weighing on me. I have to do video lectures for school and every Sunday I have a virtual game night with friends all over the country. Not having headphones was a struggle because I was annoying everyone that I lived with. Now that I have some I honestly have improved my well-being! I absolutely love them and I love that there are different size earbuds and noise cancelation.

Thank you so much for taking some time to read and I hope you all are finding ways to stay safe during this stressful and scary time. Stay safe out there friends!

-Lyndsay