I think the best summers are the ones spent doing what you enjoy most. My parents always try to get me to do all sorts of programs and camps. Although they’re fun, I am always too busy see my friends. This year is the first year that I haven’t had too much to do. I am in summer school but that’s only half day. I’ve managed to hang out with my friends and better relationships with people that I go to school with as well as people who I don’t see too often.
For the past few weeks, I have been jam packing my schedule trying to see as many people as I can. This is because I know I’m away for all of August. My friends and I have also been chatting about how it is so shocking that we are going into grade 11. Everything happened so quickly. I honestly swear it was just the other day I was stressing about starting high school. Grade 9 now feels like it was forever ago. We are going into our second last year and reality has really hit us hard this summer. Next summer will be our very last as high school students. Then, we all get dumped into the real world.
As an attempt the savour the time we’ve got left, my friends and I try to just have genuine fun times. We have honestly left the”try hard” attitude in grade 9. Whatever we find fun, we do! For example, my two best friends from 8 grade and I have been having annual beach days every summer since 2015. I think it’s so important to have these kinds of things with your friends. I’m a total sucker for traditions and this is my favourite part of the summer.
We went down to Woodbine beach and were shocked to see that the all of the rain had created a division between the beach. I had no idea that could even happen. But the beach wasn’t too busy and it was perfect beach weather. As per usual, the water was hella cold and the lake bed is was too rocky so we didn’t really swim around much but we definitely went for a bit of a dip. The beach is so huge that you get a total work out while trying to explore the area. We found a really cute rocky area right by the water that we just had to take pics by.
That day was such a great reminder to enjoy life as you go through it. The next few years are only going to get busier. Live your best life but also remember to do things that will better you as a person. Growth and change are key, and the best people to do that with are your best friends.
Always try to change to become a better version of yourself x
Hey loves! As mentioned in my last post, I want to show you guys a few hidden gems in Toronto. While trying to brainstorm some ideas, I came up with a little series. It is called “For a Pretty Penny”. I’m basically going to look into finding good but cheap places for you to get your money’s worth. So many things in Toronto are super expensive. If you’re not careful, you can EASILY find yourself going well over your budget. If you’re like me and don’t want to pay crazy prices, I gotchu.
To start off this series, I’m going to introduce y’all to Morning Glory. It is a quaint little cafe on King St East just east of Trinity street. It’s also right in the middle of a great neighbourhood. The Corktown area / Distillery District is great to walk around and explore. The lakeshore is only a few blocks south as well. At the cafe, it isn’t too busy. So, you’re almost guaranteed a spot on. But, just in case I’d give them a call just to make sure they’ve got a table for you on Saturdays and Sundays. It is a relatively small space, so tables are limited. They’ve got a pretty wide selection of breakfast sammies, and I hear their breakfast burritos are bomb as heck. I recently went there to treat a friend for his birthday. I ordered their french toast with a side of fresh fruit (as per usual), and it was great. The ambience is friendly, and their staff are the absolute sweetest! Last but not least, their prices are fantastic! I paid just about $20 for a 2 person breakfast. When I usually go for brunch, it tends to total up to $18 just for myself. So if you’re looking to get a bang for your buck, Morning glory is for you.
If you know of any places and would like to suggest a few, don’t feel shy!
Happy summer Ladies and Gents! wow, this year really just flew by! I cannot bare the fact that it’s already July. It has been a busy month. Most students out there understand that June struggle that we all go through. But 6 exams and 7 projects and an essay later, here I am done and free to do whatever!! I haven’t been able to sit and write for a while because my mind has been all over the place. I am so grateful to have all this wonderful time off of school though. I definitely cannot complain about getting 2 months off. but YIKES I happen to have landed myself a spot in summer school for this month. I am not hating it though, It gives me an excuse to get the heck outta bed and not watch Prison Break all day. For those that know me, you know my capability of staying cooped up at home when given the chance. But now that I am relaxed and super pumped for a summer of blogging and sunshine.