Soaking up the last bit of home

Hey everyone! Hope your summer is going fantastic! In a little less than three weeks we’ll all be together playing volleyball again (I’m so excited!!!). It feels just like yesterday I was school supply shopping for my first day of high school, and now it’s for college, YIKES how the time flew. Even though college is going to be a huge adjustment from home life, I can’t wait to experience it!

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So far, this summer has been an extremely busy one. Trying fit everything on a bucket list into a short two months, is a super fun and tiring task. I’ve been going to the beach as much as possible, soaking up all the sun and salt I can. Watching the sunsets, and even a few sunrises at the beach with my friends throughout the last two months were breathtaking. We had a bunch of bonfires and sleepovers at my friend Sunny’s camper at Cupsogue Outer Beach on Dune Road. I boated around Moriches Bay on my friend’s cruiser a bunch of times, and hopefully before summer ends, I will finally attempt tubing. Earlier this summer, my friends and I took a road trip 2 hours east to Montauk for a day. My best friend Hailey wanted to meet her roommate for the first time so we all met up out east and beached it for the day. Even though the beach was terrific, the car ride home was definitely my favorite part, filled with funny jokes, sing alongs, stupid games, high-fiving strangers, and just letting go of our future worries and thinking in the present. I’m going to miss moments like that with my friends, but when I see them again, it’ll be like we never left.

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Besides attempting to be at the beach 24/7, I also got a job right when school ended. I work at small clothing boutique in Westhampton town called Blue 1. The clothes are very cute and chic but WAY out of my price range, so the 30% discount doesn’t do much. Even though I don’t shop there, I do love working there. All my new co-workers have become my close friends, and I feel like it has helped me gain a little more maturity. I almost work full-time, working about 4 days a week, which usually includes weekends 😦 but even though it stinks working certain days, this job really did help me save for college. Hopefully I’ll be returning next summer with this same job opportunity open for my taking!

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Since I’ve lived in East Moriches practically my whole life, my friends and I are always looking of new fun things to do. We’ve went to the movies, bowling, mini-golfing, late night food/ice cream runs, sleepovers, concerts, and SO many grad parties. We’re all trying to fill up the summer with as much memories as possible. Earlier in the summer right before the 4th of July, I went to my first freedom fest concert with a huge group of my friends and saw many different country performers. Besides just the people I went with, their was so many other friends there that I knew, it was a blast! I even got to get a picture with one of the performers, Micheal Ray, which was awesome! A few weeks later, My friend Hannah and I went to a completely different concert, Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour. We took the train into Manhattan, grabbed some dinner at Chipotle, then walked into the enormous, sold-out Madison Square Garden to watch our favorite childhood singer perform. We screamed and sang along to every song the entire night, and almost passed out with exhaustion on the never-ending train ride home. Her and I are also planning to  go to see Drake this upcoming Monday at MSG, one of our other favorite artists.

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Even though I’m writing this recap of my summer, we all still have a few weeks left at home! These last few weeks are definitely going to be jam-packed with things to do like, going to a Hunter Hayes concert (and maybe a Drake one too!), maybe a day trip to six flags, a lot more days at the beach/boating, working, maybe diving with some sharks at the aquarium (in a cage of course), hanging out with friends, and just soaking up the last bit of home!!!

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