It's just that in the past month, I've had seven major exams that I had to deal with so that colleges will like me. SATs, ACTs, Subject Tests, AP exams, the last month and a half or so has been really hectic. Summoning the motivation to prepare for all of these exams was exhausting enough! But it's okay now. I'm free! My last day of junior year was on Monday, and it was a really great way to finish things off.
My plans for the summer:
1. Going on vacation with family.
2. Doing some writing. I've had this idea for a novel floating around in my brain for nearly two years now, and I haven't done anything with it since last summer. I have the first draft completed, but I'm not very happy with it. So, I plan on re-working the book entirely.
3. Reading! I'm currently reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. After that, who knows?
4. AP summer assignments (ew)
6. Getting back into shape. I just worked out for the first time in a while and I miss it.
7. Finding new music! Last summer, I discovered the joys of Lana Del Rey, Bikini Kill, and Green Day. I just listened to some Marina and the Diamonds today and I LOVED it.
8. Educating myself. I've been using Duolingo lately to facilitate my learning of Spanish, and to learn Italian. I also plan on using MIT's OpenCourseWare to study things like film and multivariable calculus.
9. Spending time with friends, especially those who are off to college next fall!
10. Watching movies
1. I'm very behind on Orange is the New Black (as in, I only just watched the first episode of season 3 the other day, and haven't yet watched the rest)
2. WES ANDERSON. I started getting really into his movies a while back. So far I've seen Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Rushmore. I hope to see the rest of them sometime over the summer. I'll have to write a blog post all about it.
3. College. So...yeah. I'll keep posted on college stuff. I plan on using the summer to start applying to different places.
Maybe at some point I'll write a post about Caitlyn Jenner, or Rachel Dolezal, or maybe both of them. But not right now. I'm too lazy.