Even though saving my summer reading for this week may have not been the best idea, it was worth it having two full months without a worry on my mind. This summer happened to be the most relaxing and carefree one to date. Without having a job, going to camp, or doing anything that required a commitment, I almost forgot what it is like to wake up to an alarm clock and have a set schedule. Since this school year will be my busiest yet, I will have to reluctantly make the difficult transition from having too much free time on my hands to having slim to none at all.
This summer, I had two weeks of excitement. One week I attended Camp Orlando, which is a journalism camp for yearbook students. I learned a lot of valuable tips and information during the workshop and I also had a phenomenal time bonding with my yearbook staff. The following week, I went on an eight day cruise aboard the Carnival Freedom. I relaxed at a beach in Cozumel, Mexico, drove through the rain forests and banana plantations of Costa Rica, and visited the Panama Canal in Panama. I also happened to make some lifelong friends and memories that I will never forget.
As my sophmore year approaches, I look forward to new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new beginnings. Even though a fresh school year is always exciting, I will miss summer and everything that came along with it. However, there is one thought that will keep me motivated: in just ten months, I can do it all over again.
By Niki Wasserman