Who else is stuck at home for Spring Break?

I am!

If you follow me on Instagram I just did microneedling. So I am definitely not leaving the house for a week until my skin properly heals 🙁 Youtube video about my recovery will be coming out soon!

I feel like Spring Break in America is all about booze, bikinis and a wild trip to Mexico…or maybe I just watch too many movies. While that sounds like a lot of fun… Spring Break can be just as equally fun at home.

And think of all the money you don’t have to spend.

I’m super happy that I have this week off, so that I can honestly just sleep in and wake up whenever I want. I’m having a great time so far just being lazy hehe! It feels so liberating because I am so used to waking up at a certain time and having a routine every. single. day.

You know what I just realized?

As we get older, we tend to forget to have fun.  Like actual fun meaning going outside to the park or playground, smiling, laughing or like doing the silly things you used to do with your friends back in middle school.

That type of fun. Nothing wild, but just pure fun when you didn’t have to keep an eye on the clock and have as much fun as you wanted. I miss that type of fun 🙁 and I realized I haven’t allowed myself to have fun for such a long time. I’ve been so focused on my goals and career that I completely forgot that it’s okay to have fun and relax.

So whenever I get a break I focus on taking care of myself and doing the things that I want to do. I don’t feel the pressure to follow a schedule. I just sleep in, relax and wake up whenever I want. Only if it’s for a week, it still makes me happy to take my mind off school to focus on doing the things that I love like this blog and my youtube channel. Subscribe here 😀

So if you’re stuck at home like me and don’t know what to do, don’t worry! There are plenty of things you can take care of this Spring break besides sleeping in and watching Netflix…

Here’s how to spend your Spring Break at home

#1 Clean out your wardrobe

Declutter. Declutter. Declutter! Probably one of my favorite English words. Just get rid of things you do not wear and save space. Every Spring/Winter I go into my wardrobe and find the things that I do not wear. I never throw my clothes away. I either give it to people I know that will be grateful and cherish my clothes or I go to H&M. They have a recycle bin where you can put your clothes in and get 15% off as a reward. You can use it towards your next purchase. How awesome is that! In general, decluttering makes me feel less stressed. Who doesn’t like to come home to a clean closet?!

#2 Update your Spotify or listen to old songs

Take the break to spend time finding new music and adding it to your playlist. There are so many artists out there that we don’t even know about. Every time I find a new artist that I like, I get obsessed and listen to their songs for months until I get sick of it. I love listening to music!

Return back to school with a complete new playlist of songs. It’s always a nice feeling and will save you time searching for new music once you’re back in the semester. I also enjoy listening to old songs. It reminds me about the good and bad times and how much I’ve grown. I used to love Jaymes Young, Miami Horror, Empire of the Sun and Lana Del Rey. I miss those days when I used to take my iTunes library so seriously.  It was crazy how much time I put in to making my iTunes library look cute and organized. But now I use Spotify so I don’t have to do that anymore.

#3 Hit the gym

YES! You have a whole week off. Don’t just stay home and lie in bed (unless you’re trying to recover from a procedure). Moving around will get your blood flowing and endorphins going! Take the break to try a new yoga class, pilates or any class that you’ve been wanting to take but didn’t have the time to during school.

#4 Revisit an old hobby

When was the last time you got back into your old hobby?

I think it’s always so much fun to revisit old hobbies, do something different for a change and connect to your younger-self. When I was in high school I was obsessed with Lomography. I even started a photography club dedicated to film cameras so I could learn and share it with my peers. It was such a great time in my life. I remember when I used to travel to Singapore with my family during the weekends, I would go to Arab Street with my mother.  They had a lomography store there and I would buy so many film cameras to bring back to Vietnam. My mom thought I was insane for buying ‘plastic’ cameras. She thought they were so useless and a waste of my money…but it was not AT ALL!

But there’s something just so cool about film cameras and the process. I love art so I consider photography another art form. Just typing all of this out just made me feel like my 15 year old self giggling about how excited I was to lay my hands on the Diana f+ camera . 

It’s an awesome camera guys! I still have my old film cameras back in Vietnam. I should probably tell my sister to bring all of them to America so I can display them in my living room.

#5 Read

With a busy school semester we don’t take time to read. Reading shouldn’t be stressful. It should be relaxing! I forgot how to read leisurely. Every time I read it’s always been related to a class and after flipping a few pages I’m already yawning…

I’ve always loved Jonathan Safran Foer. I highly recommend “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” I actually did my paper comparing that book and Catcher in the Rye for my literature class in grade 12. If you have any recommendations let me know, I’m on the hunt for a new book to read.

#6 Watch Netflix

This is a must. Catch up on all your favorite shows. In fact last night I just finished Gilmore girls, the original one not the new one. I love Rory’s grandmother. She’s really the reason why I keep watching the show. She’s so funny and my god her outfits are so put together!

I also rewatched Gossip Girl and did not feel guilty at all 😉 I just love watching movies, tv shows, anything related to the East Coast. Because I love New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Before moving out to California I lived in New York and Connecticut for sometime with my relatives. But I don’t miss the weather there at all! Too cold for me.

#7 Create a Blog

I’m serious! I think you should. I think we all should create a website of our own to put under our linkedin, resume, or any social media profile.

In our modernized society,  links to social media websites are everything!

If a future employer wanted to know more about you (aside from stalking you on Facebook) they can go on your blog, website to learn more about you. I know it sounds overwhelming to start anything new over the break but if you are serious about it and want to make a living out of a hobby it is very worth it.  You can always email me questions catherine@thuymy.com –  about blogging and how to get started. I just have so much to say I can’t list them all here, but maybe a future post about how to get into blogging? Let me know what your thoughts are down below.

I love reading comments because frankly I don’t get much right now since I’m a newbie in the blogging world. So when I do get a comment I’m literally sqeualing in delight.

Enjoy the rest of your break <3

I’m working on my Youtube Channel now to get more content out for you guys!

Goodnight from L.A





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