If you're going to a college freshman like me this upcoming fall, you might be thinking "I need to make some money this summer to pay for some of my college tuition" or "I've got nothing to prepare for this summer. Time to have some fun." Either way, you're probably thinking of something you need or want to do this summer, so here are a couple of suggestions.
Things To Do This Summer
Those are just a few of my suggestions for what you could do this summer. If you want to see more, you could visit my Pinterest page just for summer activities. www.pinterest.com/samanthaltun/summer/
That is it for this week's article. Thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing summer. Also happy 4th! It's coming up soon.
Recently, I had visited the beautiful state of Arizona for four days. Known for its glorious canyons and rich Native American history, my family and I traveled to and explore the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and the city of Sedona. While they were beautiful to look at, let's go over what I would recommend taking on a trip that would require a lot of hiking and walking in general.
It must be strange seeing that I wanted to bring extra long pants and long sleeved shirts, despite the hot weather that comes with being in the desert. The thing I learned about hiking in the canyons is that it isn't smart wearing shorts and a tank top. When I went to Horseshoe Bend, there was a lot of sand (as expected) and wind. The wind was so strong that the little pebbles and sand were picked up and hit us so hard. It was actually painful. So definitely bring some extra clothing to act some kind of padding.
Anyways, that is it for things that you should bring to a desert climate. It really does help to bring more clothes and have more layers to prevent harm from flying pebbles and other potential danger. And also always, thank you for reading this week's article. I hope you all are having an amazing summer and peace out!!
At the beginning of the school year, my English teacher gave the class an assignment to write a person/place/idea essay. It had to consist of at least of those options (which was easier enough because almost everyone can think of a person/place/idea that they can talk about.) With high school coming to an end (which it did yesterday), I decided to talk about the idea of closing multiple chapters in your life. What I mean by chapters are the different stages in life. I wanted to talk about what lesson I have learned from multiple people and experiences throughout my pre-educational years, elementary school, middle school, high school, and what I wanted to learn throughout life because we learn something new every day. Whether it be from simply learning how to copy and paste text on a computer to developing a cure for cancer. It's the little things we do in life that will change someone to be better and will give us a lesson/story to tell future generations.
My mom has always told me that throughout life, there are going to be challenges that seem like they're going to define us for the future years to come. It's important to work hard to face those challenges head-on, but if we fail, we shouldn't let those failures define us. Those failures should be something we learn from. Failures do not control/define who we are. It will only if you let it. These failures might seem huge at the time being but when you look back on them, hopefully, you've learned something about yourself, and are making an effort to change things. History shouldn't repeat itself. As of June 12th, I have officially closed another chapter of my life and going to start a new one. With college opening up more doors of opportunity, I hope, to all of the class of 2018, that you keep up the amazing work you have been doing. Something you've done has worked for you because you have made it this far. Best of luck to all and look at the world with a brighter perspective. It will be worth it.
If you would like to read my person/place/idea essay, you can click on the file below. It will lead to a PDF of my essay.
**By the way, if you are iffy on reading it, I got a perfect score on it, but there is a bit of profanity in it.
As June has begun, it marks the beginning of summer, and the end of my senior year of high school. Since May, I've been so busy with the numerous activities that keep coming weekly. First, I had my GradNite #1 at California Adventure, then AP testing started and went on for about 3 weeks throughout May. After AP testing, there was the last dance of the school year, and then the senior class cabinet planned a 3-day retreat similar to the one many of us have gone on in 6th grade (except this was more mature and had less science in it.) After retreat, we have now caught up to the present times where my official (and second) GradNite is going to take place at Universal Studios tonight. (I'm so excited to see Marshmello DJ.)
I could definitely say that this year was the craziest year yet. With college applications to the empty chair segment to PCN and now GradNite. I just wanted to share my thoughts with my fellow students.
Graduation Speech (Part II)
With graduation coming up in 2 days, that also means that I have to start working soon!! This summer, I'm going to be working as an art teacher so look out for student artwork this summer. I hope they have fun with it because I personally would love to do these projects if I were in elementary school again. But I will definitely start to blog more because this second semester has been hectic. I felt bad for not posting in so long that I'm typing this up instead of studying for my economics final tomorrow. But priorities, am I right? With that said, here's to a crazy year and crazy memories. [Pictures are included.]
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