August 19, 2014

SCHOOL IS APPROACHING...

I can't believe the month is already half over, that went by way to quickly.

Thanks to a fellow Edmontonian Book Blogger, my friends and I were able to get an advanced screening of If I Stay on August 13. Even though I swore that I wouldn't watch any of the movie adaptations (i.e. City of Bones, TFIOS, Divergent) I went out to watch this one because, yenno, free tickets. It was surprisingly quite a good movie and followed the book quite well. There were definitely tear-jerking moments, and the ending made my friends (who has not read the book) go like "wtf?", and everyone who had read the book just chuckle.

Last week, I had the opportunity to volunteer at my piano teacher's church for the Summer Day Camp they were holding. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had so far; instead of waiting for my elders to tell me what to do, I had to take the initiative to talk to the children and get to know them. The past week gave me more confidence in speaking to others and made me feel like a responsible person! At the same time that I was teaching the kids, I also learned from them to just take life a little less seriously.

School is coming up, and I don't know if taking life a little less seriously will be for the better or for the worse. I go to an academic school where everyone is pretty uptight about their marks, and I admit, I am too. However, over the last few weeks of summer vacation that I've gotten, I've really just let loose for a while and have been reminded of all the little things. Taking life a little less seriously, to me, means to not let my marks affect me too much. There's seriously a lot to this, but this year, as much as I want to focus on school, I still want to try and make time for all my other commitments.

Looking at my schedule and what the grade 11's before me went through, I can tell that this is going to be a pretty hectic year. Most likely, I won't be able to update the blog as much, or make as many videos, but I'll try my best!

So whether you're heading back to school, work, or maybe you're one of those lucky people who just get to stay at home, I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and best of luck to whatever you do! :)

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