Summer is a fantastic time of freedom, enjoyment, and rejuvenation. I rarely write about specific activities, but I thought this would be a great opportunity to share a small picture into my world. After a long and wonderful school year, I am excited and ready for a break. It’s during this time that I can spend my days studying, learning, and getting things done.
The very first thing I plan, and have started doing this summer, is to get into the habit of a routine. This is the time of year where I have more time for cleaning, organizing, reading and things like that. I will also have time to get more done by getting better with time management. For example, it took me up until last month to receive my driving permit I had been eligible for 7 months beforehand. Hey, what do ya know? Some of that stuff they teach us in careers education classes comes into use!
One of my other goals for the summer is in diet and fitness. During the school year, my schedule is no different than most high school kids. In my unsuccessful effort to set priorities, I never really got into a set workout routine. However, now I have access to a gym center through a family member, two feet to run on, and arms to do push-ups in combination with the tool of time. I look up to my older brother for taking time to do so; now it’s time for me to take action.
My other major goal is to spend time at the Utah Summer Music Festival in Park City, Utah. This wonderful program is a festival set-up and run by a fantastic gentleman by the name of Eric Samuels and his wife Alison. With fifteen years of history, this festival brings in professional orchestral musicians from around the country to perform with students in a collegiate type atmosphere. Time now for fundraising and work! I am excited, and even encouraged my teacher and some peers to tag along!
I hope through learning a little more about my plans for the summer you will take some time to plan some of your own. This is the hardest time of the year to get out and get things done, which makes it even more rewarding. Hopefully, I’ll get some things done, as will you and your loved ones!