I Need A Break

Hello friends, how’s it going? I hope you’re all doing really well.

So here’s the thing. I recently decided to be more consistent and post every Monday and Wednesday to my blog. YES BABY YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT! Every Monday and Wednesday you can catch a post here. BUT this is how I’m splitting them up:

Monday’s – Adventure posts (yanno for when i travel, go to concerts, try new things, etc)

Wednesday’s – My thoughts, recommendations, advice, life updates (today is wednesday so you know what that means)

Structure and organization. We all need it in our life’s and it feels better when they’re present. I need it and this is a step to getting my life together.

Okay.. back to the post. The title basically sums it all up. I NEED A BREAK.

From what you ask? Life. Unfortunately, I can’t just pause my life and sleep for 83 days straight. I’m sure in the future there will be an app for that, but for now, I shall wait.

No but let’s get serious for a quick second.. I need a break from school. As most of you may know, I’m a sophomore in college. I recently just finished the hardest semester of my life. And I know I’m super dramatic but I’m really not exaggerating this time.

I was taking 14 credit hours plus an internship plus a job. It was a lot and not going to lie, most days were not easy to get through. But I did. I survived.

“They had us in the first half, not gonna lie” – that one football player from that one interview

I also have been taking classes since I graduated high school. ALL semesters including summers back to back. And at this point, I am physically and mentally exhausted to the point it’s extremely difficult to focus or gather any motivation to get through a class/homework.

After talking it out with my parents and close friends, exploring all of my options, and sleeping on it… I decided to take a break from school for the rest of the year. I’m not dropping out, it’s just a break. Relax ya’ll.

I know there will be some judgement that comes with this decision. But get this, I. do. not. care. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. (love you all) I am doing this for my well-being. I am doing this for me.

With only a couple of classes away from graduating.. why now Claudia?

I don’t know. It’s just something I feel like I NEED to do. Is this a mistake? Maybe. Will this help me? Maybe. It’s still unclear. But I feel like if I’m going to make mistakes or drastically change my life, the time is NOW while I’m young and still have my whole life ahead of me. I know that sounds cliché but it’s so true.

And why should I wait? It hurts to even think that in 10 years I could get tired of the life I’m living and by then it’ll be too late to change it. Not saying that it’s never too late to change, but you know what I mean.

I’m scared because this is something not in my norm. I usually just suck it up and deal with things. But I am tired of doing that. I need some time to myself, without the stress and anxiety of school holding me back for ONCE in my life. This is much needed and long time coming. I hope you all can understand that. Or at least respect it.

Of course with every decision there are consequences. But that’s the thing with taking risks, the consequences can be either good or bad. One thing I know for sure, I WILL learn from this.

So where will life take me these next 6 months? Only time will tell.

love,

claudia

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17 Comments

  1. amazing post!!! i’m going to keep up with more of your blogs! I do want to leave this here with you now tho!

    Oh, happy day!

    Blogging by yourself is fun, but is even more fun when you are sharing your thoughts in a community!  Today, I got nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely prenika. Thanks for the nomination and to all people: if you don’t know her, you should defenitely check out her blog! Thank you again for the nomination.  It makes me so happy!

    Okay, here’s the rules:
    1) Post a short Q&A about themselves
    2) Answer the questions the tagger has asked
    3) Create a new list of questions for their own nominees
    4) Choose a list of their own nominees and notify them

    About me:

    Q: Were you named after anyone?
    A: Yes. I was named after my aunt on my mother’s side of the family. They where very close and my aunt was the first to find out about my mom being pregnant. Sadly, my Aunt’s husband at the time was abusing her and just a few weeks before I born, her husband drove her up into the surrounding mountains and shot her in the head. She was going to leave him and he found out before she could escape. Now, I get the blessing of being named after such an amazing and strong woman!

    Q: If you could go back to any time, during your own life, when would it be and how come?
    A: I would go back to when I was 18 and really listened to everything that my dad ever wanted me to know or teach me because now that he had passed almost 4 years ago now I won’t ever be able to have any type of conversation with him again.

    Q: What are your Top 3 things that matter to you more then anything else in the world?
    A: I can honestly say that my list of 3 things I have always held them close to my heart and see them being my most important. SSSOOO call me corny, that’s ok.       1.) My Family.                                                                                                                                         2.) Being In An Honest Relationship With The Man of My Dreams, with God involved.                                                                                                                                             3.) Happiness!!!

    Q: What is your favorite sport team? Why?
    A: My favorite sports team would have to be the Denver Broncos football team, located in Denver, CO. 

    Q: Favorite Music?
    A: I love music. All kinds of it. I’m all over the bored but mostly like classic and current country, Pop music, Rap, Hip&Pop, classic rock, old school rap and hip&pop. I also am loving a lot of songs MTV currently have been playing up until their award show.

    My Questions for you:( From Bryan)

    What has been the most incredible moment of your life?- I live in Albuquerque, NM my most incredible moment of my life was my boyfriend and I going on a surprise vacation for me and him taking me to sea world and then to really see the sea!
    What or who makes you happy in life? – My Niece’s and Nephew’s make me happy in my life! I love them so unconditionally!
    What do you look for in a friend or in a partner? – Just a really great sense of humor! lol. Someone who can make me laugh and smile even if i’m really mad at that moment.
    Do you have any pets? Do you like animals? – Yes I have a small dog and a really pretty bird.
    Would you consider yourself an outside or inside person?- both. i love them both. but i love even more being comfortable. I do love to go camping for a week at a time and rough it but i also love cuddled up on the couch.
    What is your favorite food?- Gonna sound crazy but that’s okay. Any type of way you can make a potato, I eat them forever!
    Is there a place that you really want to visit (again)? There is a lake up by Durango, CO that is where I’ve gone sense I was a kid. Now that Dad is gone, it makes it even more special!
    The People I have tagged and where chosen!

    Cute Little Thing
    Bunchup
    Storyshucker
    Frank
    Claudia F. Gomez
    Questions I’ve chosen for YOU to answer:

    What is your biggest regret in life, and if you are okay with sharing, How come?
    If someone just came up to you and offered a helping hand with anything you needed at all, what would it be that you’d ask for help?
    What is the most interesting thing you have come account in the last 2 weeks? It can be anything, the news, an item, something you never knew.
    Are you more of a morning person or a night owl??
    Are you the type of person who feels uncomfortable when a conversation about sex comes up, or are you one to jump in and join the conversation?
    A big thank you to all the readers out there! I can’t say it enough! Good luck to my nominees! I’m gonna do a celebration dance now.

    Stay safe, have tons of fun, share the love, oh and keep an eye on my page. K? 🙂 

    BYE- Dori Friend

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  2. Woah…that was touching, weirdly enough. I love how your making this spontaneous decision at such an awkward time but I can so understand how your feeling and where you’re coming from. Making that decision takes some guts, and while it’s only a break, it’s a big step. I just came across your blog and I can’t wait to see more of what you come up with because with what I’ve read so far, I’m pretty intrigued. Well done for making such a brave decision, and while it’s one that it probably pretty controversial, don’t listen to the haters. You do you and what is best and down let anyone talk you out of it. Good luck, I’ll definitely be following your updates ❤

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  3. hello! new to your blog here, but I really relate to this.. I just finished my first year in college and I feel so absolutely overwhelmed. I really admire your decision to take a break. I hope it’s everything you needed and more

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    1. ahh girl you are so sweet!!! but i remember my first year… i was completely overwhelmed too and i just brushed it off and kept pulling along. till i reached my breaking point this month. it sucked and i wouldn’t recommend that. but thank you so much!!! hope all is well 💛

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  4. Yes, in life there comes a situation when taking a break makes us a better individual.Break doesn’t means that we don’t do anything or just gets off from the things,
    most of the time during break we self introspect ourselves, to how we should face the life and also try to do new things with giving time to our life Goals too.Break is always fruitful. This is what i think, i may be wrong.
    So,You should not be worried buddy.
    Keep going…GodSpeed☝✌👍

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    1. wow that was so wise and insightful!! thank you so much! i completely agree.. it’s just hard to feel good when taking a break from something since it’s not normal in our society. but i’m trying my best to do other things to better myself during this time off from school, just like you said! thank you!!! 💛

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  5. I understand what are you feeling….i myself have gone through same situations, i dropped out from one of the most prestige college of my city because somewhere i know i am not happy here…..but don’t worry things in last do turn out to be pretty good….just hope for the best and don’t give up! ☺

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