August // Favorites & Review
There's a thousand perks of summer. It's a time of sunshine, memories, and well-deserved breaks. Honestly, I was slightly terrified entering the last month of summer, because last year, it was an awful time for my mental health. Luckily, this time made up for it.
Creeking! There's a creek near my house, and I decided to check it out. What I didn't realize before the trip was that in the midst of the creek lay a waterfall about my height with a swimming hole next to it. It didn't stop the adventure at all; in fact, it made it far more exciting.
A trip to Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee! Highlights: jumping off a cliff, white water rafting, experiencing several bear encounters, and seeing my little cousins.
Going to a Delaware beach with almost no one there - except for my family, of course, and swimming to the ends of the pier alongside my Dad. It was something I used to do with him when I was a lot younger, but the tradition still comes back every now and then.
Exploring places with a close friend. A bookstore, the mall, a trail, etc.
THINGS I'VE LOVED
Views. I've seen a ton of spectacular views this month, and adored it.
Cute coffee shops.
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L'Engle: This was given to me by an old camp counselor when I graduated a C.I.(L.)T. program in July. I took highlighters in different colors and studied the book. It has some strange ideas, but overall, it's worth the read!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate: This was adorable! It's hard to go wrong with a Newberry medal winner, and this is no exception. I recommend reading it cover to cover on a lazy summer day.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare: I've read four Shakespeare plays this year so far, this being one of them, and I'm starting to realize that I've become a fan.
ON THE BLOG
GOALS FOR SEPTEMBER
Get my full school schedule planned and moving!
Plan my NaNoWriMo novel.
Fight my prideful tendencies.
Write more blog posts
Study for the SAT
Set aside daily time for prayer.