Greece: Athens and Arrival

Yesterday, at 9:30, our plane touched down. After 12 long hours of flying and driving, we had made it.

Athens, Greece.

I’ve mentioned I’m going to be spending the next 3 weeks travelling through Greece, right? Briefly? Long story short: this June is my 18th birthday, my father’s 50th, and my graduation. My parents decided we should celebrate with a final family trip before I move for uni and we can’t organize trips like this. My dad spent a summer working on a boat in Greece when he was younger, so decisions were made and voila- here I am. As someone who’s always been obsessed with Greek history and myth, I was a-ok with the decisions made.

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Update: Craziness and the Future (?)

Hey guys,

So looks like it’s going to be another update post! ~yay!~

(sorryyyyy)

So, I just finished exams (aka three weeks of guilt from not studying, then obsessive studying, and almost falling asleep as you try to spew something you learned in September onto your page) and I’m now graduating (whatttt)?!?!?! When did that happen???

I’ve been crazy busy. That’s why I haven’t been posting. Between school and the graduation ceremony stuff I’ve been preparing for AND trying to cram as much time in with my friends before they leave to the distant corners of the world(the suckish reality about boarding school-you don’t get summer with your friends. You get summer MISSING your friends.) I haven’t been focusing on this space. Sorry.

Good news: Summer’s coming! Which means I’ll have more than enough time to blog!

Double good news: For the first two weeks of summer, my family is going to Greece! and I intend on blogging all about it!

Basically: Life’s crazy, I’m sorry I haven’t posted, I’m going to be posting for much time to come 🙂

Please take this picture of a baby bunny I saw the other day as an apology:

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Let me know your summer plans in the comments!

 

Storytime: The Time I Was Attacked by a Monkey

So, I’ve decided to start a new series where I tell stories from my life. It shall be aptly  named Storytime. Shocker, I know. Hope you like it!

So I did this thing in my 10th grade year. It’s called exchange. Basically, if you’re unfamiliar with the idea, I spent 3 months living somewhere else. While on exchange, I actually ran a blog, and that was kinda my intro to the world.

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School Life: What I’ve Been Up to Recently

Hey Guys,

Sorry I’ve been posting so sporadically recently. Life has been pretty crazy here, between classes and friends and the whole about-to-graduate thing.

So here’s what I’ve been up to:

I’ve been baking

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Books for Breaks: Reads For the Upcoming Long Weekend

Reading has always been a big part of my life. Growing up the nerd in a school without other nerds, the library and my books were always a safe place; somewhere better that I could escape to. As I’ve grown up, other things have taken precedence – schoolwork, friends, sleep. I don’t read as much as I’d like to anymore.Because of this, I can no longer read everything I’d like. Long weekends are my opportunities to read, and I try to take full advantage-I have a 5 book long list I’m hoping to make it through during the upcoming one.

These are my recommendations-they’re some of my favourites, and if you try one out, I hope you find yourself enjoying them as much as I did.

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5 Stages to a 5: The Reality of AP Exams

So it’s AP season! Yay!

Ugh. As a Canadian, AP exams are a huge waste of time. I’m not declaring my credits, and I really just took the courses because the normal stream of courses looked boring. Why not take on more work than you need to??

Anyway, if you’re an AP student, you’ve probably seen these books:

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I’ve read the AP Bio and AP Literature ones but decided that I should write my own version. It’s more applicable to the general AP stream, so hopefully, all will benefit.

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Let’s Talk: Growing up a weirdo, or How I Spent Most of my Childhood Making Business Plans

I spent a good chunk of my childhood trying to make money. The combination of living in the middle of butt-fuck nowhere, being an awkward nerd with a ~limited group~ (no) of friends, and having a tendency towards productive boredom, I’ve collected hobbies the way an elderly woman might collect those horrific porcelain cat statues or dingy doilies. You know, the ones with the strange yellow stains and the ratty lace around the edges?

Anyway. I spent a lot of my childhood learning odd skills-knitting, scrapbooking, sewing, baking, giving massages, you name it, I tried the hobby (unless it involved running or sports). All was well initially, I’d pick up the skill and get decent at it, but then I’d always want more. I wanted more from the skill, from the world of the skill. I got bored easily. I’m not sure whether it was approval, or a new challenge, but it was rarely a desire for financial independence. Nonetheless, I started businesses. My first few entrepreneurial ventures were (shockingly, I know) fruitless. Guess that’s what happens when you’re a 6 year old that can only knit bookmarks. But I learned. I learned about working with computers and graphic design. I learned about marketing. I even learned how to manage people, with one of my more successful ventures; I had a team of other 7 year olds working for me one Christmas, and paid them a 45% commission of their sales. It wasn’t much, but with everyone trying to save up for Christmas presents, I had a decently sized team.

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