High school is over. I am so excited to move on to the next big chapter in my life: college.However, I have an entire summer vacation to experience before furthering my education. The summer of '09 is bound to bring many fun-filled adventures. It is time for me to live my life as it comes and have a blast while doing it. My eighteenth birthday was on Sunday, so I can finally get in to those over-18 clubs. This summer there will be trips to the beach, window-shopping in fancy malls, awesome concerts and long car rides with no particular destination. I want to spend as much time as possible with my friends before we all become separated in the fall. Still, distance is really not a factor in my friendships since modern technology makes it so easy to communicate. With facebook and myspace I can read all of my friends' updates and see their pictures and feel as if I were there with them. Of course I will also spend time with my family. We are going to visit my relatives in Virginia and North Carolina. While on the east coast, we will also spend time in New York and Washington DC, two places that I have always wanted to visit. Then I will be jetting off to Germany. Actually, that last sentence will only be happening in my dreams, which will be occurring frequently. Sleep will probably be my main activity this summer, since I need to make up for all of the hours I missed while doing homework during the school year. I will also spend time writing, since this is not even close to the end of my writing days. I am definitely going to continue writing in college, since I am on the staff of the Daily 49er at Cal State Long Beach and I will continue to contribute stories to The Downey Patriot.
********** Published: July 3, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 11