So, should we just keep swimming? 

So, should we just keep swimming? 

The stack of past exam papers has now been decommissioned and thrown across the room slash stuffed into the recycling bin. Instead of school bells, your days are now punctuated with lazy sleep-ins, all-nighters of the good kind, parties and every wild thing in between. 

With the mercury peaking into the low 30s yesterday, it is clear that summer has begun. Blue skies, ice-creams and carefree disregard of certain (school) responsibilities are all synonymous with the word: Freedom. 

One of my all-time favourite periods in senior year was Swotvac and the universally loved moment- writing the last word in Section B of the English exam. 

With the intermingling of sacs and the brief ecstasy from binge watching TV shows, bite-sized daydreams about perfect Atars would materialize before my eyes. No doubt, those moments are the perfect ideal force. So, YAY, now we have all reached that seemingly far away place of adulthood and freedom. 

Just a year ago, I was indulging in the laziest, deliciously unproductive kind of holiday. I also realised that my holidays zoomed by and then it was time to create a timetable for uni. 

The process of coordinating the right tutorial spaces and lectures under pressure proved to be too much for my sluggish brain during summer break. Due to my complete lack of knowledge with uni timetabling, my schedule was all over the place. 

So, make the most of your holidays to experience new things, learn something that is of interest to you! 

Write a to-do list of all the things YOU have been wanting to experience for the longest time.

Heck, it does not even have to be a long, responsibly thought out plan! Sometimes the very best things are born from spontaneousness! 

  1. Go skydiving. 
  2. Earn more $$$ 
  3. Get that gym membership 
  4. Don't worry too much about said membership. 
  5. Eat at one of those extremely instagrammable brunch cafes that sell avocado on toast for $22.
  6. Do not get that piece of overpriced toast.
  7. Plan trip with friends! Once uni starts in 2017, it can become a dizzying mess of lectures, back to back tutorials and assignments so maintaining friendships with buddies in different unis can be difficult. But definitely not impossible. Essentially, it becomes an LDR peppered with the lunchdates and long skype calls. 
  8. Do absolutely nothing for the whole day. 
  9. Go on a social media detox. 
  10. Do whatever your heart tells you to do. 
To be honest, everyone is still on this journey of self-discovery. I know, pretty deep. :') BUT, hey it's true! 

To be honest, everyone is still on this journey of self-discovery. I know, pretty deep. :') BUT, hey it's true! 

 

As you probably come to realize, bigger and better things continues to pop up after VCE exams. And whatever happens on the 12th December at 7am, there will be options, possibilities and different journeys for YOU to take. 

The ball will be in your court. 

-Amanda

P.S Truth is, this is a block of time where there are no commitments, rules, boundaries. But, I think you already know that. ;) 

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