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 it 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 workout 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

Ruru T






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