January Wrappers (final exams, mood swings, coronavirus + more)

Hey girl hey. And boy.

Ah the first month of 2020 is finally over and from coronavirus to Kobe’s death to Trump’s Palestine occupation plan – God knows what the rest of 2020 will bring (hopefully good).

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Besides the news, I personally had a decent month and I hope you did too! It went by fairly slow so hopefully the rest of 2020 doesn’t fly by like 2019 did. I’m not sure if you noticed but I did take a month break from blogging due to exams and just letting my mind breathe – so it’s great to be back! As usual, check out my last wrappers here, skim through to what interests you and let’s get starteddd.


 

School

There isn’t too much for school because we technically only had two weeks of it. But here are a few highlights.

My friend finally started her mental health club and that’s been such a success so far! A whole classroom full showed up for the first meeting and I can’t wait to see where it goes. The vice principal still didn’t reply to me for a social justice club but hopefully we start that next semester. And finally, we sorted multicultural club out and that’ll be starting February too. So yesss extracurriculars went well.

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Okay so because it was two weeks of review, I’ve been feeling pretty rebellious and sleeping in for like most of the days. My mind is still not functioning off of winter holiday schedule oops.

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I had to present all my ISP’s in one day and I oop. I did well alhamdullilah but my English one was accidentally 35 minutes instead of 5 minutes oops. And ahh exams let me give you a run through:

Period 1: No exam yayyy.

Period 2 (math): It was fairly straightforward and I did way better than I thought!

Period 4 (english): OML I took 2 and a half hours on this one because your sis over writesss. Like seriously everyone finished their essay so fast but despite planning out my intro and conclusion ahead of time, your sis STILL took forever to finish the exam. Ugh I need to learn concise writing.

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Period 5 (french): Okay why was our french exam out of 200 marks? It was straightforward buuut I feel like 100 multiple choice is just a tad bit too much. I finished that one in an hour and a bit so that was good.

Afterwards, we went to eat shawarma to celebrate the end of the semester whoop whoop. I’m currently having a course crisis on what I’m going to pick next year but we’ll see what happens. Ahh pray for me y’all.

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Well that was super short – you’ll hopefully get a longer one for February.


Life

Okay so I have a bit more here. For starters, EVERYONE got sick in my family but thank God only for a day or two. Ah the beginning of January didn’t start out rainbows and sunshine. BUT update: I can finally pray properly now because my chest healed a little. But ugh I always cough in that one math class like why just that class? I told my mom I’m convinced I have coronavirus but she’s like “I- did you go to China? did you get sick recently or two months ago?” and she has a point – I think I’m overreacting lol. But thank God for everything like seriously people are going through far worse and I never want to complain for the rest of my life.

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We had a girl sleepover at the mosque and that was so fun. I got to see my old friends and the sessions and Q & A were SO good. There’s so much I want to share in future posts so stay tuned. But I’m glad my winter break wasn’t all fatigue.

I had an interview to join a committee and y’all it sounded like a full on job interview. Ugh I was so awkwarddd. I thought I was eloquent but turns out no. 🙂 Does anyone have tips for job interviews like someone make a post about it right now because I’m such a grandma and I feel too shy to “boast”. They said they’ll update me next week but I got no email rip. It’s all good though.

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I’ve had so many mood swings and bad days in January it’s crazy. I had a million and one breakdowns and I just feel like I’m not living. Like I guess I’m too caught up with the concept of being busy that I can’t focus on the present. And I feel like there’s just so much to juggle and I don’t have a specific target. I also saw a Youtube video about how the world is currently getting prepared for the end times and Y’ALL – why am I just sitting here and doing nothing? There’s a hundred things I want to solve but I don’t know where to start and how I’m going to let my voice reach higher authorities. Oof y’all I really want to make something of myself but what if I don’t? Sfdguhjbghjns I’m just going to take it a day at a time and put my trust in God because I seriously have no clue what I’m doing.

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On the bright side, I discovered the secret to not letting my hair poof and explode after a shower. To NOT let it airdry. I started using the blow dryer and combing it and tada it’s decent. Yes, newsflash – turns out the secret to good hair is good care.

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Finally, I’ve really been into zero-waste lifestyles recently and I’ll write a whole post on it but yesss this is what I want to start doing.


Blogging

Like I mentioned earlier, I took the month off for blogging. I thought I’d start off 2020 with a BOOM but soon I realized how bad I am at time management. However (who says however anymore?), I am starting to plan blog posts and I have some dope ones planned for this month so stay tuuuned. I also hope to come up with some schedule to get around to reading everyone’s posts because I remember how much I loved doing that when I first started and now I haven’t been making time to read. 😦 So be patient with your grandma here and hopefully you’ll see a blogging section in February.

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P.S. That friend answer post is STILL blowing up oml it’s such a useless post – please read a more meaningful one Google usersss.


 

Favourites

Favourite Song: Ellila De (This Night) – yes, now I’m fangirling over wedding nashids.

Favourite Book: How about I keep this question out until I finally read a book?

Favourite Movie: Frozen 2 (eh I didn’t like it that much but it was the only one I watched)

Favourite Youtuber: Subhi Taha –  his Arab imitation videos are lifeee – but I also like his deep ones

OOH and Sarah Therese – I love herrr.

Cravings: CHOCOLATE

Hobby: Baking

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yes, that’s a spongebob sponge cake – I’m clever I know

Fav Outfit: THIS PLAID DRESS

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Fav Day of the Week: Friday

Fav Quote/Quran Verse: “And when We bestow favor upon man, he turns away and distances himself; but when evil touches him, he is full of extensive supplication.” – Quran 41:51

Ooof I actually felt attacked because of how accurate this is. Especially when I was sick like enough said.


February Goals

But first, did we pass January?

  1. TRY NOT TO FAIL EXAMS ✔️
  2. Do well on ISP’s (end term projects) ✔️
  3. ACTUALLY read 2 white pine books ✖️
  4. Stick to some sort of schedule ✔️
  5. ACTUALLY finish that Arabic grammar book ✖️
  6. ACTUALLY re-read and analyze Mockingbird ✖️
  7. Cross of 5 things off the winter break bucket list ✔️
  8. Be able to pray without a chair again + be able to BREATHE again ✔️

5/8 – okay okay. But I actually love how all the ‘actually’s got cancelled. Rip. I’m going to turn that arabic book to something else and turns out I passed the mockingbird exam without analyzing it so…

Now for February:

  1. LEARN HOW TO COOK (lol I’m hyped for my cooking course next semester)
  2. Weekend homeschool my siblings 
  3. Read 3 books (okay but I actually got this)
  4. Continue involvement in extracurriculars
  5. Pick out courses I’m happy with
  6. Blog twice a week 
  7. Find 5 new bloggers
  8. Figure out my prioritiesss

We got thisss!


 

Anddd that’s all for today.

How’s school?

How’s life?

How’s blogging?

January favourites?

February goals?

Tell me everythingggg.

Bayyy 💞

15 thoughts on “January Wrappers (final exams, mood swings, coronavirus + more)

  1. flawed_silence says:

    hi bayyy!

    look who is here to spam you 😀

    – jan 2020 seems to have dragged on for you but for me it flew by; like sis, it’s feb already 😮 i think it’s cause working full time and having college gave me loads to stay on top of and kiya was just trying to not let time run away from her.

    – mental health club sounds amazing! you should totally do a post on that eventually, giving us all an insight/guide on how to run one. wish my school had one of those. and all the best with social justice club; hope you get to set it up soon! i would love to attend if i could 😦

    – woohoo! girrrl, you’ve been smashing your exams! so prouddd of youuuu 😀

    – a sleepover at the mosque sounds heavenly. do tell me a lil more about it, if you don’t mind? just intrigued to learn more

    – ugh i also need a guide on how to handle interviews like a pro xD

    – *raises hand for a high five* i’ve also been scheduling/planning posts. let’s hope i manage to follow through and stay consistent aha. and also taking time each day/over weekend to spam my fav bloggers 😀

    – well i dont go school anymore 😛 but i guess online college counts – it’s going pretty good (although i have procrastinated SO much; i really need to get my to do list done before monday evening…tomorrow WILL BE MY PRODUCTIVE DAY)

    – life is meh *shrugs*

    – blogging is awesome! getting back in the swing, and meeting new bloggers who are so sweet and down to earth 😀

    – hmmm jan fav must be taking the time to chill and read and watch some tv shows. like making me time which kiya hasnt done in donkey years

    – feb goals is to prep really well for my audit exam, post some oof content on my blog, and learn more skills at work

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    • Bayance says:

      Ahhhh I love hearing from you!! And ah good luck with timeee because it’s so important in college. February is going by crazy fast tho. Ah thank you so much!! The first day was good but after that it dipped down. We’ll try to revive it for February though. Thank youuu! And ooh basically the mosque has like a basement level that is like a community center. We sat there with friends and had a few talks by other Muslim women in the community. They were so inspirational. But after that, we had a potluck and it was basically a normal girls night. In Ramadan, we tend to do more worship-based sleepovers though! Oooh online college how is that? And wait are you an accountant?! SIS TELL ME MORE I want to know more about the field! Good luck on those goals!! ❤

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      • flawed_silence says:

        Loveeee that I’ve rediscovered your blog again ❤ thank you! for once, I'm actually feeling great about college xD Ooooh that's really warming to hear! Glad you have that connection with your faith and community 😀 Online college for heavily theory based content is alright for my style of learning but i prefer real life classroom lessons; i tend to absorb and feel more engaged (even though i sit in the backrow and be antisocial haha). and well i'm studying to qualify as an accountant! currently making my way through the ACCA exams. feel free to hit me up via email or something if you want to know more! and thank you!!

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      • Bayance says:

        Ahhhh yes Kiya! I want to talk to more accountants in my city to see what it’s like but I also would love to hear your insight on it. Will send an email soon!

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  2. ☾Adria☽ says:

    “There’s a hundred things I want to solve but I don’t know where to start and how I’m going to let my voice reach higher authorities. Oof y’all I really want to make something of myself but what if I don’t?” SIS HAVE YOU BEEN READING MY JOURNAL!?

    I felt this so hard it almost physically hurt to read. I’ve felt conflicted for the longest time about what I’m doing with my life and my blog and my potential future careers, the only thing I’ve really learnt from the breakdowns and panic attacks in school bathrooms, is that it always ends up working out somehow.

    You never think it will but it does and even if it’s not in the way you thought it would, it’s always for a reason. As chaotic and messed up as this world is, I think that’s part of its beauty💕xx

    PS: I hope you smash all your goals!

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    • Bayance says:

      WOOOW 😂 WE MIGHT BE THE SAME PERSON! Omg this means so much!! I’m going to take your word for it because I’ve been a bit confused and now I’ll just let things happen when they’re meant to happen. This comment is so beautiful thank you so much! ❤ YOU TOO!

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  3. Ash Ronnel says:

    Welcome back, Bayance!!! I’m so glad to hear that you had a decent month. 😀 The mental health club sounds like such a beautiful idea, and I’m glad your exams went well (and oops I overwrite everything too 😉 *high-fives*). Also that’s so cool about how you’re getting into zero waste lifestyles, I literally started learning about that too a few days ago! And your plaid dress is so pretty…

    Lovely post!! Good luck for your February goals, you’ve totally got this ❤

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  4. Elizabeth Webel says:

    Just wanna say, that sponge cake looks so good and your plaid shirt: I love it, it’s so cool!
    -School is meh. Chemistry sucks, but I won’t back down from a good ol’ combustion reaction experiment! Traveling and doing school also makes it way harder though.
    – Life is also kinda just okay. I’m really stressed about this corona virus–my family had to evacuate China because of it, and security was soooo strict, even the slightest fever and boom you’re in quarantine. On the bright side, we get to stay with some friends until it all dies down.
    – Blogging… ummmmm I can’t remember the last time I posted XD I don’t have much followers, so that makes it hard to stay committed, cuz it’s like, “well, nobody’s reading anyways so what does it matter?” But I’ve been brainstorming some ideas for blog posts and schedules (same as you, I don’t have a schedule or even an inkling of one, despite my blog being called the WEEKLY Beth lol), so maybe I’ll get back in the swing of things soon haha.
    – I TOTALLY get the mood swings and bad days. I got a bad grade on a test and now I feel like maybe I can’t do anything right. Mood swings are the literal worsttt–happy one moment, sad the next, angry a second after, it’s a rollercoaster.
    – To be perfectly honest, I have no February goals XD I’m what you call a procrastinator, so I probably won’t get any of those goals done until, like, July, at least lol.

    The Weekly Beth | theweeklybeth.wordpress.com

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    • Bayance says:

      Aww thank you SO much!! Ooh travelling and school? Do you study abroad? Omg!! I’ve never seen it from the perspective of someone who actually has family members in China. I wish you all the best ❤ And I hope it dies down soon! NOOO don't say thaaat! I had 10 followers two summers ago and I would post every other day it was crazy. Now I'm so inactive oof! Ahhh I'm an emotional rollercoaster too. But let me just say that YOU are capable of SO much!! I believe in you sis! OMG MOOOD! Trust me I barely accomplish them goals but I keep going anyways 😂 Thank you SO much!!

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  5. hiddenzzzzz says:

    I’ve been wondering.. where the hell did Bayance go?!😂 Welcome back though!!
    GURLL! I feel you. I thought I’ll be really active since it’s the beginning of the year but everything didn’t go as expected, even my exam flopped.
    That chronavirus scares me. There are about five cases found in Dubai. I went to there the other day and I had to wear a mask because I was so scared I might get infected.
    Happy February 💙

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