Monthly Recap β€” December

Heyy everyone!!! I disappeared without telling y’all, my exam season approached quickly and I didn’t have enough time to react to it. I should organize my blogs cause I don’t wanna post previous month recap in the middle of the other month. By the way, I liked using the word recap more than wrapper so I’ll be using this from now onwards. Before starting, I’d like to thank Bayance for inspiring me the idea of a monthly wrapper. I couldn’t link her blog in the previous post because of some error.

Now let’s hop into this post!!


School

Since December is the last month before winter break, we usually have events before school closes. We had annual day on 13th and it is conducted every alternative year (mostly even-numbered years). So it’s all about stage performances, dances, skits and anything similar. It had been a tradition in our school since the very first and I always enjoyed watching it. But this year I made an attempt to participate and that was literally unbelievable (until now). It was the first time I ever participated in stage performances, let alone a dance. So it was like every class performs on stage and our dance was a zumba type like 3 in 1 dance with 3 different songs. We had practiced days before the performance and that was super stressful since I wasn’t good at dancing (plus my first time duhh). I wanted to quit since I felt I was a burden but well I made an attempt to practice and I can say that I was doing good. When it was annual day, I was literally scared. I even asked ny parents not to attend since I’ll be even more anxious (but they attended anyways, being supportive as always😁). But there was some issues when we were about to perform. I’m not gonna put on all details but well our dance was threatened to be cancelled and that made things even worst. I was already nervous plus this thing coming up.. I was done. So our performance was delayed because of that issue and we had to wait in a classroom for a long time but the worst thing was that most of my classmates were crying. For me, my eyes were literally filled with tears and if I blinked, my tears would flow non stop so I choose of hold on. But when I hugged one of my classmates to comfort, I tried to hold my tears and that was hard. I didn’t wanna cry in front of my classmates, I mean I never cried in front of them anyways and I didn’t want to. But when my best friends entered, I told them everything and started crying heavily. So now it was like everyone is crying and when I hug anyone I’ll cry even more (man I’m literally laughing while writing thisπŸ˜‚) I was so nervous about the dance and now scared about our performance being cancelled. Later on, after many discussions, our performance was confirmed and I can’t help but laugh. It was insane. Now, when I think about it, I find it funny and I always ask my self: why did I even cry?

Anyways the dance went well, except the part when I FORGOT some steps and moved my left hand instead of my right one. Oh God! that is so embarrassing if you only saw the video!! Everyone, students and parents, saw me plus it got recorded and the DVDs would be out soon. Ughhh. But this was my first and last performance on stage, I sure am not participating again. I had to be the odd one with hijab on but still I would never remove it πŸ™‚ and not to mention that that was the first time I kept make up even if it’s just foundation and lipstick (dark lipstick, thanks to my best friend) I couldn’t bear it for a long time. It was one of the greatest experience and I know it won’t be repeated but it made me learn more about myself… I always fail on stage πŸ˜‚

Other than that, we had some vacation classes which I skipped mostly. I know have to keep up and that’s actually so much but I couldn’t pull my self to go to school in winter duh?! I actually attended 2 days out of 6 xD


My Photography

damn this is my favorite one! It was on 2nd December 😍😍

ft. my little sister

I’m proud of this one.. after learning a new photography hack XD


Celebrations

December was important ever since the second day. One, because it was my little sister birthday. Two, it was UAE’s national (I somewhat consider it as my home) and even though I’m not an emirati citizen yet being a part of this country is something to be proud of. I planned to go out on that day but since it was sister’s birthday I chose to stay at home to celebrate it with my family and her friends. WoW!! What a great sister I am, aye? πŸ˜‚. But actually I did that cause I’m pretty sure the streets were full of traffic and I might return to home late at night and I don’t like that. Anyways, is was one hell of a party, I enjoyed staying around her crazy friends and I realized that I enjoy being around youngsters.


Favorites

MUSIC

Good years by Zayn

I’m so addicted to this song and I don’t even know why. I keep singing it all the time and I’m sure my little sister is annoyed by now xD

BLOG POST

Usually, I don’t have a so-called favorite post buy honestly speaking, I enjoyed writing the ‘gift ideas’ post. It seems unusual and may be that’s why I liked it. I look forward to posting the same kind of posts in the near future (insha’allah)

Gift ideas ˚🎁˳°✧

QUOTE

source: pinterest

And yeah no books or favorite movies on december since I had to go and have some real time with friends and family and because I didn’t watch many movies as well so.


January Goals

  • Post 5 blog posts at least
  • Post a video on YouTube (it’s about to be ready)
  • Complete my aim board
  • Decorate my study notes/books
  • Try buying new books
  • Post a cooking recipe
  • Make a booklist for 2019

PREVIOUS GOALS:

  • Complete all the 3 tag post which are pending βœ”οΈ
  • Make at least 5 postsβœ”οΈ
  • Try making a new dessert βœ”οΈ
  • Make a study scheduleβœ”οΈ
  • Watch 3 Christmas movies
  • Post at least two videos on YouTube

4/6 is okay for a start!! 🀷


That’s all for the post!! I’ll post less thus week and the next since I have my exams already. Till next time.. see ya!!

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My current struggles | exams >.<

Hey there everyone! I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. I think all of you noticed that I’m rarely active in the blogosphere, first because of school and second, is because I don’t know how to get back to blogging like before. It seems, that I don’t post about my day anymore, so guess what? I’m gonna do that now. So, just like what the title of this blog says, I’m gonna share my current struggles and that’s exams. You caN’t imagine hOw stressed I am right NoW! Despite that, I’m taking a break to write this blog for y’all to read. I’m gonna share my struggles.

And now let’s hop into the blog!


My Struggles

β€’ Math

I don’t know if I said this earlier or not but well, I suck in Math. I failed in maths once last year and that was the most terrible thing that had ever happened to me. But hopefully, that will never repeat again. So, many people I know told me that I hated math and that’s why I couldn’t do better in it. But no, y’all are wrong about that. I don’t hate math, like honestly. I do like math, especially the geometrical part, about triangles, polygons and stuff, but I just couldn’t get high marks in exams. You know those moments when you come to school ready to write the exam, like everything is in your head, but when you enter the exam hall, you’ll literally forget everything, like everything, even your name (not really but you get me?πŸ˜‚) So that’s what I face in all math exams, I’ll literally forget all the formulas and theorms which I’ve been studying for days. Is it because of my stress and tensions? Well yeah, it is!

β€’ Social Studies

Well, in my case, social includes, geography, politics, history and economics. Out of all of those subjects, I honestly love History. I love learning about olden days, about the World Wars and about different countries history especially London. Okay, so when I say I love History I don’t mean I love studying history cause sadly, I don’t. I like reading the facts and imagining those old days but I don’t like memorizing them. You know what I hate the most? The fact that I should remember the date of every event. I know it’s just the year, but history is all about the nineteenth or the eighteenth century. Like, once while studying there was this event that happened during 1935-1955 and I couldn’t put that in mind, like most of the time, I’ll end up saying 1935-1945πŸ˜‚. Here’s a funny thing, usually while studying social, I’d make some short notes that can help me revise all the lessons at once. So, in the previous exam, it seems that I studied those noted so well that I wasn’t able to remember the main context. I didn’t have any other choice so I had to write that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. But despite, all that I score high marks in social and that’s because of history, I mostly concentrate on that. Like, in my case, I can write a whole essay for just one question in History. Another subject I’m okay with, is economics. Like, I don’t even need to study hard for economics. Like, you read what ever is written in that book and keep the main words definitions or short forms in your mind and everything is gonna be okay, trust me. Since, I’m a 10 grader, economics is not as detailed as is in 11th commerce stream. If you’re asking me about politics and geography, then let me tell you how uninterested I am in those two subjects. Though, I’m looking forward to study humanities in the coming years, yet politics is not my type, I hate to include myself in politics.

This is history though

β€’ Physics

Can anyone state Newton’s third law of gravitational force? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Let me tell you something. Physics is a pain. It doesn’t matter which syllabus you’re studying cause Physics is always hard. It is easy to understand the concept and everything if you concentrated really hard. But all those hard calculations and formala, are just.. hella hard. Physics reminds of me Math, and that’s obvious since both subjects have calculations. Though, physics is fun and interesting, yet it is hard, at least a part of it is. Apart from physics, biology and chemistry are way more easier.

Wanna know my technics for studying?

β€’ Short notes

As I mentioned earlier, I make short notes for social studies mostly and that is helpful. Making short notes can really help you memorize stuff, especially if you added different coloured highlighters and make them look attractive. I never had time to decorate my own study note book and I don’t think that’s needed for me.

β€’ Questions Bank

I don’t know if any of you have the habit of getting access to the previous year’s exams question paper. But let me tell you how effective that can be, especially for practicing some questions for your math exam. I know that not all the questions are gonna get repeated but still some of them can, like a 50-60% chance. In my case, it’s easy to get them from my brother since he’s one year older than mea and he believe me he experienced everything I’m experiencing right now XP.

This is me trying to be an organized person

β€’ Maintain a Schedule

Well, yeah, a schedule is an important thing, if you want to organize your time and not waste it. I’m not an organized person, like what it seems. I often keep delaying my assignments and try to do something else. But when its about my studies, I always keep a schedule to organize my precious time (my time is so precious during exam time πŸ˜‚)

β€’ Snacks

Grab a Snickers!πŸ˜‚ I’m not really fond of Snickers, I love Mars, Milky way and Bounty.. Wait let’s get back to the main topicπŸ˜‚. Taking a break from studying and to eat a snack doesn’t waste your time. I don’t know if you can keep studying with your empty stomach but I can’t. For me, I usually drink a cup of iced coffee since I’m a huge coffee addict.

This looks damn delicious right?

And that’s all I’ve got to share for now. I don’t know if I’ll be able to be active the coming weeks, cause as I said earlier exams are getting closer, like it’s next Thursday. Till we meet next time, see ya later!!

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Get over stress!

I’m sorry guys I know it’s been a long time since I posted a blog. To be honest I didn’t have anything in my mind and I couldn’t concentrate on writing. But the only reason why I couldn’t concentrate is because of this stress I’ve been through mainly because of thinking about school, studies,.. and so on. I’m not the only one who this through this all so I thought of sharing some stuffs which relieves my stress.


1. Relax

Okay when I say relax I mean forget everything and enjoy for a minute or so. In order to relax, all you should do is sit away from your work place, close your eyes and take a deep breathe cause that will make you feel better. You can try doing Yoga cause I believe it is really effective.

2. Talk to someone

Talking to someone not in order to waste time but to take your stress away. Talking to someone who understands you and knows how to deal with you and make you happy, is the right way to get over your stress. In my case I usually talk with my friends who aren’t in the same school as me. Most of the time it’s more like complaining than just talking about school.

3. Bullet Journal

I’ve already started my bullet journal at the end of April and to be honest it’s really an amazing idea. It made me so satisfied and kinda relieved. In a bullet journal, you can write about your day or week and whatever thoughts you have in mind. Whenever I’m stressed, I’d open my bullet journal, listen to some music and write about stuffs which makes me happy.

4. Drawing

You no need to be a good artist to love drawing. Whenever I get stressed, I’d just randomly draw or scribble anywhere available. And that really helps.

5. Twitter

At first I found Twitter a boring place. But later on, when I found many accounts which got the same interests as me, I started to find Twitter a good place for discussions. And so, whenever I get stressed, I’d just go through some Twitter posts cause it really brightens my mood.

6. Music

Listening to music can distract you at times and sometimes it can relieve your stress. I prefer listening to loud music cause it just makes me active and energitic (don’t ask me why).

In case you didn’t read my previous blog, I posted about my “favourite music of all time”.

7. Take a walk

I find walking really relaxing and fun besides, it refreshes your mind and calm you a bit.


And that’s it. That’s how I try to get over my stress and at times it won’t even be effective, and that’s how I’d end up depressed till something unusual happens. Hope you guys enjoyed. Don’t forget to keep up with my coming blogs. Much love

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