A cliché saying I hear a lot is “this summer was the best one yet”. But really- it was. As my summer comes to an end, I’m reflecting on how truly great it was. I was never bored; I always had something to do. Sure, I had a lot of SAT studying, but really, I got to do so many fun things that those events overpowered the studying. Here’s my summer in review.
I said goodbye to one of my close friends as she left for college. This was one of the toughest goodbyes I’ve had to make, but I know how far she is going to go in her life and I couldn’t be more excited for her journey. I miss my personal driver, but I know her futures bright. I still talk to her daily, and always love her sassy comments 😉
The things I had with my friends were one of a kind. Whether it was a spontaneous pizza night accompanied by a dance party or a day at Knotts Berry Farms, I could always count on them to make me smile. I realized just how happy they make me and I can’t imagine my life without them. I will cherish the nights where we just rambled about nothing over group chat, the picnic we had at a play, or even the little things like the ugly snapchats. They truly made my summer one to remember.
I can’t forget about the beach and pool days. I’m not much of a beach person, but I have to give credit to my friend David for making me turn into one. Without him I wouldn’t have gone to the beach much, but I’m so great full I did. If he ever sees this- thanks for making me get off of Netflix and experience summer. Wouldn’t have done it without ya 😉
I can’t mention summer without camp. I wrote a whole post about it, but to sum it up: summer is not the same without camp. There is something so magical about this place and the friendships I’ve formed. I’m my best person here, and I’ve made friendships that will last a very long time.
Of course, I did turn sixteen this summer, and with that comes driving. Ya girl is license, and boy does it feel good.
I got to do a color run for one of my best friends birthday, which is something that has been on my bucket list for a while. I’m so happy I got to experience this with her!
Finally, I ended summer like I always do- with going to my family cabin. It’s a tradition, and every year I become more thankful for it. Without it I would never get to experience life with limited technology, as sad as that is. I get to disconnect for a week and experience the out doors.
I also watched my blog and instagram grow right before my eyes. it’s amazing how far I’ve come, and I’m coming up on one year as tennishealthfitness (don’t look now, but I may be getting emotional). I’m so great full for the support I’ve recipes from my friends and of course- you guys. I wouldn’t get the amazing opportunities that I do without your support and kind words.
To sum up summer- I said some hard goodbyes. I laughed to the point of tears. I got a little too much sun a few too many times. I got lost driving more times then I’d like to admit. I cut my hair a few times, and am now obsessed. I defiantly got some color. I drank a lot of salt water, accidentally. I actually slept in for once in my life. I turned a year older. I experienced the greatest week of the year with some of my favorite people in my favorite place. I went paddle boarding and DIDN’t fall off. I went night snorkeling and DIDN’T get lost, unlike last year. I played tennis everyday, and fell even more in love with the sport. Most of all- I smiled more than I ever have, and I discovered a new sense of self. I have never been happier, and I hope to carry that on, even if I’m stressed out and in tears over school. I hope you all had an amazing summer, and that you smiled more than you ever have.
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