PRECAUTIONARY WARNING: This is probably going to be one of those posts where you have no idea what I am talking about, hell, I won't even know what I am talking about, and by the end you would hope some realisation might have developed, but no, you are still left wondering what the flabberjacks she was trying to tell us.
So my mid term exams just ended, and I seem to be stuck with nothing to do. What a great social life I have right? Anyway, every time I finish studying for exams it takes me longer than your average high school student to come to grips with what to do with all the freedom I am suddenly gifted with. I began the afternoon quite content, it was nice to know that I could literally do whatever I wanted. However as time drew on, I found myself lying on the floor of the hallway endlessly scrolling through songs that I swear to god sounded the same as each other - maybe I was delusional, but I guess I am the only one that will ever be able to figure that out. Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever found yourself so overwhelmed with your freedom that time passes by without even making use of it?
Oh. I seem to have stumbled upon the point I want to give this post. It's a little typical but I promise when I started writing this, I didn't know we would end up here. Ok. So if you find yourself in the same position as me,
# 1 - ring a friend. I did, and she told me to write this post. So I am.
# 2 - read The Fault in our Stars (about the be a major motion picture). I put off reading this book for lack of belief in John Green after attempting to read one of his other books, but I was more mistaken than I have ever been before in my life. Some might be embarrassed to say this, but I am not, every time I read it, and even think about reading it, a goofy smile forms on my face. It is that good. John Green is that good.
# 3 - listen to this song. I have always been a romantic but this couple made me fall even deeper in love with love (or maybe the idea of love considering I am yet to find it)
# 4 - make a birthday wish list, even if your birthday has just been. Mine is next week and I am turning seventeen which is a crazy thought. But as it has been approaching I have been stuck and lacking things to wish for. Is that crazy? I guess it is a little but I have always been a bad decision maker, so maybe I am just overwhelmed with the possibility a gift could entail.
# 5 - do something extraordinary. For you that might just be just baking a cake, or buying a white canvas and covering it with paint in an attempt to form something artistic. For others it might be buying a ticket for the Broods concert in Nelson on the 21st of June, and then working out how to get there after (that was my goal, unfortunately it didn't go to plan)
So - she says with a mouthful of hope - have I given you some time fillers for the void you might face when you are no longer overwhelmed with study but with your freedom?
Love Charlotte. X
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