Procrastination. It could be my middle name.

This blog was due a week and a half ago. I don’t really have any excuses, apart from the very original claim of “I had writer’s block”.

There’s only so much one can do directly after exams. Your brain is fried from studying, your energy is sapped from sitting the exams, and all you want to do is curl up into bed and watch some good ol’ Netflix.

I finished my exams on the last Friday but I had to remain in Auckland until my Monday morning flight to Christchurch. I had grand plans to take some time for myself, grab my camera and explore the central city, but that never happened.

After I left my exam on Friday morning, tired and relieved my first semester of university was over, the heavens opened. Rather than braving the pouring rain, I retired to my bedroom and celebrated my freedom by getting into sweatpants and watching a mixture of YouTube and Netflix for two days. I managed to watch a whole season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine in one sitting (very funny show, highly recommend).

I arrived home in time for lunch on Monday and was greeted by a cold Southerly wind. The thing about Auckland is that it never really gets super cold, so it’s nice to come back to some serious weather 😉

The great thing about university holidays is that you don’t have any work to do because you have sat your final exams for your first semester courses. This means that you can spend your holidays doing whatever you want and not feeling guilty about it.

Auckland University gets 3 weeks of holiday; I’ve spent the first week helping out at the school café, walking the dogs with my mum, and catching up with family and friends. As an introvert, it has been quite exhausting, but I have the next two weeks ahead of me to relax and rejuvenate before launching back into the grind of university.

There’s not really much else to say at this point, so I guess I’ll love and leave you.

Until next time – Emily 🙂