Friday I’m in love

I am a woman of habit. I like to be prepared, organized, on a schedule, to do things with a purpose. Perhaps this personality trait is mine because I am a big sister, perhaps I am used to organizing and planning.

Since I came to Australia, Fridays have become my habit day no. 1. I have no classes on Fridays and this means that while everybody else is out of the house, studying away, I am free to follow my Friday routine as much as I want to.

On Fridays I like to linger in bed, I usually wake up, without an alarm, at around 8. I stay in bed, check Facebook, read the news, scroll through the Twitter feed and read a couple of blogs. Then I put on my workout gear and go for a long, sweaty walk, making sure I have desereved what comes the next. The spa shower. Without getting to personal I can reveal that it includes uncountable products, creams, and treatments and makes me spend a good 45 minutes in the shower. After that I do more creams, eyebrow plucking and, if I feel wild and crazy, maybe even some nailpolish.

Moving on to breakfast. Tea. Eggs. Expensive cheese. Grilled tomatoes. Creamy Greek yoghurt. Fresh strawberries. Even more expensive cheese. I treasure that moment of delicious, healthy morning food. It sets the mood for the entire day.

Back in my room I turn my attention to studying. I read through lecture slides; I write blog posts for my personal blog; I answer emails; I research assignments coming up; I prepare short stories and poetry responses for the writing class I am taking online. I try to get us much done as possible. And if I am happy with myself at around five in the afternoon I get rewarded with an episode of House or maybe even a movie.

Then, in an excellent, accomplished mood, I join my housemates in the livingroom for Friday night dinner and giggles. The weekend can bring it on!

About Jessica Sjöstedt

I am a 26 year old Swede who is normally studying for a Bachelor of English at Malmö University. Right now however, I am outside of Adelaide, spending a semester at the Flinders University. I like writing, baking, languages, friendships, literature, babies, nail polish, social science and cheese.
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