It’s not often that I get a weekend where it’s nicely balanced, one that is equal parts work, socializing, and resting. Either I work or do homework for most of the weekend, or I worked all week so that I could have a completely fun weekend, just like the one I had last weekend. So what does a well-balanced weekend look like for me? Keep reading to find out.
A Fruitful Friday
The day started with me going to work, and then I went home so I could complete homework. Does that sound very balanced? Probably not. But this is what most of my days look like, and I don’t mind it so much, especially when I know I’m going to have a break. I know it’s what I signed up for when I started graduate school. Learning is something I love, and I try to make the most of it.
Like on this particular Friday, I let myself go do my homework at a coffee shop. One of the local ones that I like is called Copperline Coffee, and the Port Orange one recently expanded. It looks very cool and has a retro country barn aesthetic. My go-to is their Honey Badger Latte, and so I ordered one and read my book for class for the rest of the evening.
A Social Saturday
On this particular Saturday, I had no plans to do any work of any kind, because I had better plans in place. Starting out with a hair appointment that I had already postponed, the day was off to a great start. Getting my hair done might be one of my favorite things that I do to treat myself, because there is nothing quite like getting my scalp rubbed.
After that, I went to pick up pizza so that I could have lunch with my sisters before leaving town. It was from Panheads Pizza, a local pizza joint that Guy Fieri had recently featured on his show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I couldn’t believe it, because I remember eating their pizza in high school. So I picked some up for us to share, and it still tasted the same to me. I will say that I was bummed they had run out of gnocchi, because that was something they featured on the show and I hadn’t tried it before. Another time, it seems.
Once I had my fill of lunch, I left town to go to a housewarming party. It was nice to get together with my friends and celebrate them. Alexis, who I know because she’s my sorority little and we are still pretty good friends, makes the best guacamole. That, and she understands my love of games. For the first time ever, I got to play Chameleon and 5 Second Rule. Both are very fun, and now I want a set for my own home.
A Sleepy Sunday
While I was contemplating going to work on this day, my boyfriend convinced me that I should sleep in because I have been struggling with getting a healthy amount of sleep. He was putting in a good argument, so I told him that if I wake up and feel well-rested, then I would go. I woke up and ended up feeling drowsy, so I didn’t go to work.
But that isn’t to say that I didn’t do any work. Once I got up, I did more reading for grad school. In all the studying, I also made my way to the gym to do some reading, Jacklyn Carlyle style (a reference to The Bold Type).
All in all, it was a good weekend. I’m very happy that it played out the way it did, because it was a weekend I didn’t realize that I needed.
What does the perfect weekend look like for you? Are there any games you would recommend for a family game night? Is there a secret recipe to guacamole that I don’t know about? I would love to know in the comments down below.
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