Romans 8:38-39.
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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.


  • Madeleine L'Engle.

  • Green Tea.

  • Blogs?

  • 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.



  • 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.


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