Mind of Amaka

Personal Development + Photography

August 18, 2017

The Desired Break

Ah, I’m writing this with a calmness in my heart. Exam period is finally over. It was quite an interesting two weeks, as what was meant to take 8 days turned into 2 whole weeks. This was due to some administrative issues, and whatnot.

Anyway! I like being free because now I can continue doing the things I was doing during the exam period, just with less guilt! Some of those things are;

  • Shamelessly perusing Pinterest – Yeah.. you guys know by now that I have a slight obsession with Pinterest. I get inspiration EVERY DAY. It’s shaping me a lot. Here are some of my favorites lately:


  • Shamelessly perusing WordPress/Blogs – I found so many blogs and read so many blog posts! I was commenting everywhere! Why was I so blog-productive during an exam period? I need to repent!
  • I also did a lot of playing around with my layout and even re-vamped my ‘About’ page. Check it out here
  • Shamelessly creating graphics on Canva – Did I ever tell you how much I love Canva? Here’s a taste of what I made:

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  • Writing up posts and taking down ideas – The amount of creativity that hit me this exam period was crazy! I had 1 exam each day for 4 days in a row last week, and in that week I came up with 10 posts! They’ll be making their way towards the blog, don’t you worry.

While I’ll be weighed down by anxiety due to calculating what I need to maintain a GPA above 3.5, I definitely have plans for this short break. In no particular order, these are:

  • De-cluttering – This is the keyword for these holidays. The other day I really got overwhelmed by the amount of stuff cluttering up my room. I need space to think and be productive. I’m still inspired by this post by one of my favourite blogs, The Pearly Life. I want to re-arrange room, and my wardrobe especially! For the past 2 weeks, I’ve shared half my bed with several law textbooks & up to 50 loose sheets of paper used for notes & handouts. De-cluttering is SO needed!


  • Blog Lovin’ – No, not the platform. I want to obsess over my blog in a guilt-free environment. I want to take photos and create content, not just on WordPress but also Instagram, Pinterest, etc. I especially want to get more creative writing done.


  • Hair Done, Nails Did – Had my hair out for the past 3 weeks. I always take out whatever hairstyle I have when exams are near due to frustration. Might also paint my nails black. Can’t wait for a new hairstyle! Oh yes, makeup experimenting too!


  • Preparation Preparation Preparation – Need to plan for next semester!


  • Wardrobe Revamp: Not only do I want to de-clutter my wardrobe, I also want to sort it out in such a way that I have clothes which I definitely use. There are so many clothes I have which are lying around, useless. I want to also try my hand at more outfit posts, though I don’t consider myself ANYWHERE close to being a fashionista.

Anyways, that’s about it! What’s going on in your side of life? Any plans for personal development? If you want me to read your posts, just remind me below so I can visit!


Lifestyle 7 Replies to “The Desired Break”
A young girl trying to maneuver through life, while being an absolute weirdo with a wild imagination. I love Pinterest & Instagram and claim to love food although I barely eat.


7 thoughts on “The Desired Break

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    Ah haaa so now I know the secret?. I saw some other cool images on your Instagram and was wondering what app you used to create them. Canva. Off to go check it out! ????

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      Haha I hope you have a blast playing around! Canva is honestly amazing and I am obsessed with it!

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    I’m so glad you like my post about decluttering!! Thank you so much and I enjoyed reading this post. I’m also doing a lot of the same things as you right now, furiously Pinteresting…trying to revamp my wardrobe etc. ?? Great post girl! ??

    Pearl || http://thepearlylife.wordpress.com

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    Was checking your blog at interval wondering why the inconsistency and lack of new blog post. Glad you are back, i guess i’ve some catching up to do as i have obviously missed alot!

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      Girl really? Haha and here I was thinking that I’d stayed consistent during this period! I don’t post much anyways, but don’t worry, more is coming! It’s you people that have been quiet. I refresh my Reader like how many times and it’s so dry. Maybe I’ve missed a recent post of yours, off to your blog to search for content to read!

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        Lol, you definitely have missed some. Looking forward to more post from you though.

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