No-Work Weekend

This weekend was, in my mind, my last weekend of freedom before the fall semester starts. Technically, there’s one more weekend before I actually start classes, but it’s booked up with activities already so it doesn’t feel “free.”

While I really do enjoy my classes, but I’ve been in school now for five years working towards my MPH – it’s been a long road. When I’m taking a class, I have to make sure that I leave one weekend day reserved for doing homework, because there’s never enough time during the week for work and blogging and school and everything else that I need to do.

So I’m writing this post at 8:42 Sunday evening, because I wanted to just keep my weekend open for fun. I didn’t do any work this weekend – nothing for school, nothing for my blog, no e-mails. I might be up a little bit later tonight than usual, but it’s totally worth it.

So what did I do? I went to a happy hour for a friend’s birthday, did some shopping for a new purchase that I’ll share later this week, went to a fun game night, and saw some great movies. Both of the movies were amazing, and I think everyone should see them.

The first was a Netflix find – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” It’s a cute romantic comedy about a girl in high school who discovers all of her crushes found out she liked them. It kind of reminds me, a little bit, of the John Hughes movies from the 80s. It’s really cute and sweet, and I’ll definitely be watching it again.

The other movie was one I went to the theaters to see – “Crazy Rich Asians.” I haven’t read the book yet (though I really want to!), but the movie was so good all on its own. It’s also a romantic comedy, and it’s the perfect blend of romance and comedy – I was laughing out loud so much during the movie. The plot and the acting were obviously amazing, but I also loved the fashion in the movie. So many beautiful clothes that I wish I could own. And just thinking about the lavish, over-the-top lifestyles of the families in the movie just totally blows my mind.

I’m really glad that I decided to enjoy my weekend. Sometimes, I have to take a step back and put my to do list on hold. Those things will still be there during the week!

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