The first month of 2015 has just ended. This means we all just have already taken our time out of their first 31-days-league. What had we done? What had we achieved? Was it really satisfy us or not? Let’s track it down since the very first day.
For me, this first month of 2015 I spent on the 3rd semester break, yeah, the whole month. I didn’t go to many places compared to my last holiday in the middle of 2014, last year. I spent many times at home. Yup, I became a very home-sweet-home girl which is good to build up my sense of taking care a house since I am a dorm-college-girl in Surabaya. But I got a feeling that I was doing quite much meaningful things—at least meaningful enough for myself. I helped mother cooking and cleaning up the house, improved my driving skill, made up a D-I-Y calendar, read quite much books, slept over at my grandma’s house to acompany her, watched many movies, went to see my theatre-club juniors in high school, and the last but not least, a lil bit going out with my friends and best friends.
Looks cool and all are cheerful moments? Not at all. I had some bad days either. I was sad when I opened up my GPA score for 3rd semester was not quite good compared to the 2nd semester. But that’s okay. Sad, but don’t be too long. I believe the score I got was the best result to me because 3rd semester went so crazy through all the 23 credits! And enough for the next semester. I may not add any credits because I want to more focus.
Sometimes I felt jealous to some friends that went out to another cities or countries for holiday on this break. I LOVE TRAVELLING. SO MUCH! And as I looked down on Instagram, Path, or another social media, oh gosh, so many people went on holiday and they took dozens of great scenery pictures—those things are really, really, good pictures! Calm down, myself, calm down.
But don’t worry, those are the not-so-good parts. My best parts of this holiday is: learning without leaving my comfort zone! How to do that: reading, listening to radio, watching movies, helping my mother around and keep on repeating them. I imaginate crazy things while I am reading books. I try to understand how to bringin’ out nice words without hurting people by listening to radio. I get inspired by how a story told and notice how important it is the cinematography of movies, from watching films. And of course I get more sensitive about what’s going on my home and what can I help to make it better, by helping my mother around.
And about travelling, frankly I didn’t really plan to have some get aways for this holiday. But...... Some friends surprisingly knew exactly the way I felt about photos on social media recently (as I told you above) so they took me on little get aways! Yeaaay! I was super happy because this not-quite-arranged holiday went quite superb ;) So I went to Solo and Kebun Teh Kemuning in Karanganyar, Taman Sari Water Castle, Embung Nglanggeran in Gunung Kidul, and Pinus Forest and some places around Imogiri, Bantul to enjoy many new great sites around Jogja and Solo. All of my trips (total they are 4 trips) are only spent a day, done spontaneously (except the Solo’s trip), cost below than Rp 100.000,00/trip, giving me many cool photos, and yeah obviously perfectly done!
To be honest, I can feel my soul is lit up a little more while I am home. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I am surrounded with family and best friends, but that is true for sure. I guess I should be thankful for everything I have. From the first day during my break time, I was picked up by my best-friend. That was quite different from the routines, my parents usually took me from train station. But that was cool! I felt so happy when I arrived here. And the last day of January, which is today...... Yes, I spent it with my best friends again. I know this is quite bizarre but everytime after hanging-out with them, I always feel so happy, thankful, but sad either because the time was too fast moving. I won’t lose my time with them. I am happy to waste the time around the boys.
I wish the perfect time I had here in my lovely, lovely, lovely hometown, Jogja, would always ignite me to do the best as I can do while I am in Surabaya, to fight harder for future, to make my beloved people are proud of me. Remembering home is always gonna be the best armor to light up my fire for winning the battle. I believe that. Sixteen weeks of college days, I will beat you down. I am going to be back home again with a big smile on my face, later on 4th semester break. I promise.
I know how it is felt to be away from home. Home-gone-home-gone, and repeat them all the way. I know best things will come around to me after I am working so hard to make my dreams coming true. Go fighting, superhero! You are not alone.