I’m sure it’s not that hard to believe but until this past weekend I’ve never had a weekend away during term time at university…as of now I’m wondering why I never did it earlier, because it’s really given me a boost in motivation!
I spent the weekend up in Newcastle, which granted is a long way away from Leicester but it was well worth it. I had a mini Disney reunion with my fellow British flatmate Sarah, who studies up there. It was pretty, surreal and frankly a long time coming; last time we saw each other was on August 16th, and we’ve had this weekend planned since November. We had a couple of meals out, and I had a really good time getting to know her housemates, but the main event we planned, as such, was to go to Bongo’s Bingo. If you’re as clueless as I am it’s essentially a bingo night but with lots of music and dancing on the furniture…naturally at random intervals. It was so enjoyable, and honestly for someone who isn’t a fan of clubs, this was the perfect alternative!
However, I think the best part of this weekend, other than seeing someone who means the world to me, is that I got out of my uni bubble for a quick break. It was nice to have a couple of days which were completely my own, and equally the break wasn’t long enough that I got out of routine. I definitely think that if you can schedule your work around it, having a weekend to yourself once in a while can really help. I’m of course saying this in hindsight as I rarely take full weekends off (especially now I’m in my final year), but it really did help spur me on.
I guess this weekend has taught me the importance of taking more extended breaks once in a while…although I sincerely doubt many of my weekends in the coming semester could top this one.
Take Care Everyone, I’ll Speak to You All Soon!