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Summer 16′

 

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Admissions Blog. I am very excited to start blogging again and sharing more tips and tricks with you all. But first, I’d like to recap my summer 2016.

Between working to earn some extra cash before school starts and enjoying my time off with the people who matter most, my summer days have been nothing short of wonderful. I recently came back from my annual family vacation to Ocean City, Maryland and had a blast! I had the opportunity to go on first-time adventures that were so much fun, including nights at the boardwalk and amusement park, nature walks by the water, exploring Assateague Island, getting great deals at the outlets and more! It was a much-needed get away and such a free-spirited environment to be in.

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I enjoyed getting to explore nature at Assateague Island and see the wild ponies that roam around the island. I also really enjoyed saving tons of money at the QVC outlet in Delaware (I’m obsessed!) Of course staying on the beach for two weeks was my favorite part, and laying in the sun to get some great color. I’m totally a mermaid in another life. It was so nice to get to experience this with my family and create some fabulous memories.

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That was my summer in a nutshell! How was your summer? Feel free to leave me a comment below and share your experience.

Melinda

Hiking Towards a New School Year

As summer comes to an end, and my time back in California is up – I decided to really appreciate the great outdoors by taking a nice hike not far from my house in the mountains of Southern California.

Know for it’s beautiful creek and waterfall, I hiked up the North Etiwanda Preserve located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The about an hour hike brought me closer to nature and realization beginning a new school year.

Sometimes you may feel discouraged starting a new school year, but what you do for yourself today will improve all of your tomorrows. If you want something more than anything in the world, YOU CAN do it.

As I reached the top of the mountain, where the water fall rushed down I thought about letting go of all doubts. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once couldn’t.

I’m challenging YOU (and myself) to stop wishing and start doing! This school year I want to learn everyday and allow the space between where I am and where I want to go to motivate and not terrify me. Let’s climb to the top of the mountain… (well in New York) let’s run up the stairs to the rooftop of the skyscraper!

Can’t wait for this semester! If you are a new reader, my name is Mariano, feel free to read my short about me by clicking THIS link!

get ready, get set,

LET’S GO

– M