So I started this post back in Florida when I still had a month left of school, but travelling, finishing up the semester, and the whirlwind of social appointments we’ve made in Calgary have prevented me from publishing it! I would pretty much say to anyone I talked to about school that “summer can’t come soon enough” referring to summer break. I have waited so long to be finished that when I finished my final test on Friday I actually didn’t know what to do with myself. I had just been so used to working so hard to get everything finished up so that I would have my weekends free for family and fun time that I wasn’t used to having a free Friday afternoon. I know, it’s sad right? So I am over the moon to be on summer break and in light of this exciting time, I wanted to have a short post sharing about a few things that I am excited for this summer!
First and foremost is having some time to myself, being able to take it slow some afternoons rather than sitting at my computer racking my brain for math formulas and Social terms. One of the first things I’m going to be doing during some of the slower times of the week (not that I have lots of those right now) is reading! You have no idea how excited I am to just sit down with a good book and lose a few hours. Ahhhh, luxury! I have barely had any time to just chill and if I have it’s been spent playing on my phone because I have had no creative capability or motive to do anything else (cheers for that school). However, that’s going to change! I have a list of books on my kindle that I can’t wait to read/re-read, and when I’ve finished all those, I’m going to do my best to try some new titles out. I can’t even remember the last time I properly sat down to read… not for a long time that’s for sure, I’ve missed it!
I’m also looking forward to having the time to write. Both blogging and creative writing I enjoy, but finding the time to do either is a bit of a mission when you’re working around a busy schedule. Hopefully during this summer, I’ll get a few hours of chill time here and there so I can really dedicate time to the things I enjoy doing. Art is also high on the priority list, as well as dancing. I’ll be working hard to get my Ballet game on, and I’m looking forward to having some motivation!
This year is a very unique year for me as well, since I will be doing plenty of travelling with my family as we tour North America, visiting family and friends. We’ve already been in Florida for a month, and at the moment we’re spending some time in Calgary. I’m excited to revive old friendships, and even make some new ones. I’m looking forward to discovering new places, and experiencing my home country. The last time I visited North America was when I was 13 years old, so I’m happy that I’m older , and so will certainly appreciate the experience more. I need to keep reminding myself that many teens my age have never had any opportunity even close to what I’ve been able to experience. I’ve experienced different cities, countries, and nations, and it’s something I have to remember to be thankful for and to not take for granted.
It’ll be nice to have some time to myself to just sit and dream… do you ever want to do that sometimes? Just dream about anything and everything…I love it. Unfortunately, it’s not so helpful when you’re trying to get your semester finished up. But thankfully, there’ll be no more y=mx+b or discussing the issues of globalization for 2 whole months, hallelujah! For the next couple months, I’ll be free to focus all my energy on enjoying the moment.
I’ve actually started a ‘scrapbook’ literally where I paste a bunch of scraps and memories and things so after this whole trip I’ll be able to look back and remember all of the cool stuff I did. It’s somewhere I can capture the moments that I don’t want to forget and remember this amazing experience. Who knows, I might post it here when it’s all done! Let me know if that’s something you’d like to see. 🙂
Thanks mom for the lovely photos that went into this post!
Until next time,