As an incredibly indecisive person, my hobbies and passions change often and I’ve found that summer vacation is a great time to try new things and explore possible interests. For instance, I like to use different websites to improve my foreign language skills, to learn how to code, and to read up on topics that genuinely interest me. In addition, I plan to use this summer to get more involved by volunteering at my local library, taking online classes with a nearby community college, and studying for the SATs.
Also, although I have lived in Los Angeles for the majority of my life, I continuously fall absolutely in love with the bustling city and the countless attractions, especially during those perfect, albeit scorching, summer months. I love to attend events and visit attractions in the city, such as the restaurants in Midtown, the fountains at the Grove, or the perfect beaches that line the outskirts of Los Angeles.
However, as I will be entering my last year of high school this fall, this will be my last summer as a high schooler, and I am hoping to spend all my free time hanging out with my best friends. We’ve planned to have a multi-day summer movie marathon where each of us choose our top 2-3 favorite movies and show it to the rest of the group. Also, my friends and I are planning a camping trip to spend more time in nature and with each other in the stress-free environment that summer offers.
While next year, the summer after we graduate high school, is reserved for big plans and even bigger celebrations, this summer is dedicated to enjoying the little things and simpler moments with each other. From new restaurants and Netflix sprees with my sister to beach days and 3am conversations with my friends, I just hope to spend as much time with my favorite people as possible. For me, there’s no better way to unwind from a stressful school year and have some fun than to spend time with my loved ones, no matter the activity!