Hey everyone!!! My name is Grace Cergol and I’m going to be an incoming sophomore here at the greatest place in the world (Geneseo). There’s approximately 552 hours until we are back in our blistering hot gym. This summer has not been a bummer, lol, but I am upset that it has been going by so fast. However, I cannot wait to see all the ladies I love while playing the sport I’m obsessed with.
To start my summer off I went to the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City. My friends and I had a boat load of food and listened to all different types of music including Chance the Rapper. Considering listening to music is one of my favorite hobbies, I had an incredible time!
Along with music festivals and tons of food, my summer has been full of Long Island sunsets. They definitely don’t compare to the ones at Geneseo but I say they come in a close second. Most nights a group of friends and I would go down to our local beach, put out picnic blankets and gaze at the view until dark. It has been and will always be one of the most relaxing things to do in my opinion. The sound of the waves, of course great food and good company. What more can you ask for?
My family and I also added a new addition to our home. He’s a fun loving little guy and loves to cuddle:). His name’s Enzo and he’s an energetic little French bulldog! It has definitely been a little tough to raise a 4 month old puppy over the summer but we make the most of it. And just like my last dog, Rudy, Enzo always falls asleep next to my dad at the end of the day and they both snore away.
The rest of my summer has been going to work at an Italian restaurant, Spuntinos, going to the beach as much as I can, playing beach volleyball, and of course watching the Bachelorette. This past weekend all of my girlfriends and I went on our annual getaway to our friend Lindsay’s Hampton house. This year was the most memorable because it was probably the first time we had all been together since coming home from our different schools. We set off fireworks, made s’mores, had a huge barbecue and went shopping in downtown Sag Harbor. About 361 days till we’re back out there!!
Alongside beach volleyball, my dad, my sister and I play in our backyard when we are hanging at home. Since my sister, Mia, is a setter, my dad would toss balls to the net and she would normally set go balls to the outside for me to swing at. Our dad thinks he is an AWESOME volleyball player so my sister and I just love having light hearted fun with him.
Oh and also quickly, if there are any gossip girl fans reading this, I found out that Bart Bass owns a house the town over from mine. I was also told that he loves to eat at the restaurant I worked at. On a random Tuesday around 2:30pm he walked in with his wife and I was seriously speechless. Here is me crying on the inside because Bart Bass was taking a picture with me.
Lastly, I would just like to reiterate how EXCITED I am to be back in the swing of things at school and playing volleyball with the most hard working group of girls. And to our incoming freshman: stay confident and be yourselves, you guys are going to feel right at home. ILY ALL SO MUCH. See you all super soon. xox
-Grace Cergol 🙂