With summer approaching, I just thought I would share my plans for what I am doing. As of what I am aware of right now, I am not going anywhere "special" so that probably means i'll be going to some camps this summer. I have fun at camp and stuff but I still want to leave a month open in the summer to just do whatever I feel like. Whether that means staying up late and watching a movie, or going out to dinner, summer is a time for relaxing. Although, there is this special thing that I really want to do this summer. This may sound a bit strange, but I want to try living like a bat for one week. This means that I stay up all night, then sleep all day. I really think this would be an interesting experiment for me and it is something I've always wanted to try out. Imagine getting up at 6:00 at night and eating breakfast, then eating dinner at 7:00 in the morning. I am so excited for this summer, and thinking about summer will really help push me through then next 2 months of school. Leave some feedback on your summer plans in the comments section below.
After a two long weeks of break, we finally came back to school. My sister kept reminding me a few days before "two more days", "one more day!". It was really starting to make me cry. For the week and a half I was on break for, I had so fun. Although I really didn't do anything special, it was fun for me to relax and chill for a bit. But when the last 3 days came, it was pure hell for me. Just thinking that I would have to go back to school really hurt. I don't really mind going too school and stuff, its just waking up that would be the problem. Not going to lie, I was living like a bat during spring break. I would go to bed around 6-7 in the morning, then wake up around 3-4 in the afternoon, then repeat. It was out of control. So the last couple of days I focused a lot on getting everything back in place. But when Monday morning came, I woke up and I felt terrible. I didn't really want to go to school, but I told myself "the faster I go the faster I get it over with". Spring break was really relaxing for me and I now think I can push myself through the next few months of waking up early.
I have never really been away from my parents for more than 3 days. I know a week doesn't sound bad, but if you have never been away from the people that love you. Then you won't know how it feels. Going to Jay Peak hockey camp this summer was a real test for me. Even though I was afraid to go, I knew I had to. This was a time for me to test myself, and see how hard I can go. And Im glad I did. Jay Peak was the most fun I have ever had at a hockey camp. Sometimes, when you are in doubt in doing something your afraid of, you just have to go out there and do it. You must not let Fear get the best of you, you must get the best out of fear.
I want you to read The Odyssey, but only when you are ready.
The Odyssey is a difficult book, worth understanding. If you don't understand some of the words used in the book, then you are not ready. Every year, I want you to sit down for an hour, and read. If you feel as if you are ready, I want you to continue reading until you reach the very end. I myself, made the mistake of reading this to early, don't make that same mistake. Do what feels right to you. At times, The Odyssey make get boring, but at times, The Odyssey can get super intense. It's those times you should anticipate. I don't want you to be an early bloomer. In order to really understand The Odyssey, you must be able to understand it. When you are ready to take the step from childhood to manhood, you will know. You will know.