This Saturday I decided to spend quality time with actual humans instead of huddled up in front of my laptop and hanging out with the Munchkin.
Although Seti is a very cute munchkin…
I hadn’t seen my friends in 3 + weeks. I never wanted to plan anything at the weekend so that I could give myself enough time to get things done…. But this tactic tends to lead me to having more time to procrastinate rather than me actually getting more work done.. so moral of the story: Take breaks, have fun and embrace your social life (in moderation?).
I mean, okay, maybe I over exaggerated a little. I did “go out” as in leave the house for my favourite stretching and body pump classes every weekend, but because those are at really annoying, mid-day times, they really mess with my time-management (or lack thereof). So I was thus faced with the difficult choice between socializing and working out (I generally chose the latter for highly justifiable reasons: Once I am out with my friends, I am OUT... so if I “just” workout I technically should be investing more time into my studies… technically..).
I did however do at least 1 marvelous thing each weekend.. let me start with weekend 1:
Friday: Lichthof Party in the main University building. This was a once in a lifetime experience where we got to dance in the actual building. The great part about this party was that EVERYONE was there because it was the place to be if you were a student, i.e. I got to see a lot of my old classmates, which is always a treat after being away and losing touch with so many.
There were 3 dance “halls”, one of which was being DJayed by none other than Nachtseminar… so you probably know where I spent most of my time right?
Have I mentioned I have started flyering for my favourite party?
Weekend 2, I didn’t go out (shocker) but enjoyed a wonderful dinner with my mom on Sunday.
Crêpes for dinner and dessert? I will take it 🙂 Restaurant recap definitely coming soon, but I need to revisit the quaint café for some better pictures first 🙂 (and more dessert…)
And finally last weekend: I started my weekend by FINALLY going to dance class! It felt great to be “home”, but I was in mega pain on Saturday… not dancing (except for in clubs – no judgement) for 6 months really has a remarkable impact on your body.. like mine totally forgot which muscles to use, and my legs were shaking during both hours (Barre a Terre and Jazz).
On Saturday, I met up with some of my girlfriends for drinks at Grande – my second favourite place after Dante (actually they are head to head as they are both owned by the same owner, i.e same concept, same cocktails.)
I went all out with the mascara… going out is such a “special occasion” now that I really took my time and made an ordeal out of my makeup routine…
Obligatory Amaretto Sour
We sat outside due to lack of space and soon started to feel the October chill… my friends wanted to “warm up” with some pizza (I was still full of Kabocha, addiction
obsession still going strong (I eat it almost daily, and devour an entire squash in warp speed #sorrynotsorry)), but the place we went to was out, so we did what any cold student would do… we went to Starbucks.
And since I am now studying Media- and Communications, I feel like I should state that this is unintentional product placement…. we just like to hang out there.. a lot
I had steamed soy milk with a pump of pumpkin spice syrup. Tis the season after all… #allthepumpkin #allthetime
We felt like 16-year old high school students again, where you were “forced” to hang out at Starbucks because you were too young for bars (technically allowed to drink wine and beer at 16 here, but I never cared for it then..). This déja vù called for a #throwback selfie!
I was in bed, lights out at 1. The polar opposite of my usual self… but I had a paper to complete and body pump to attend #favouriteworkout
I also ate more kabocha, took a few naps and walked the munchkin. Oh, and I tested a new overnight mask from Origins… blog post coming soon (along with the other one that I had promised… saving that for my next, longish, study break 😉 )
Have a great Tuesday! I just did my nails while reading for class tomorrow and am now off to a dance class… talk about productive, huh 🙂
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo