Summer Break 2017 by Tiffany C.

The two words I’d probably give to describe this summer of 2017 is productive and relaxed. Although I was very busy this past summer, I’ve fit in a lot of down time and productivity into my everyday schedule.

If you don’t know me personally, I had a lot of time to think and what I thought about was what I want to be when I graduate from high school. I rounded it down to a specific plan by constantly researching and learning new things. By the end of the summer, I was set on a plan and honestly cannot wait to graduate.

At this time of my life, my plan is to move to Los Angeles, California to study at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) located in Downtown LA. I plan on studying a fashion journalism course and a few minor business courses as well. I have checked all of the many fashion schools in North America but this school has really grasped my attention, especially since many famous celebrities have graduated from there too. I hope to earn my four year bachelor’s degree and work at a fashion magazine office or for a fashion company. For instance, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar or TopShop.

On another note, I only traveled by car this summer and went to many places. For the most part, my family and I visited camp sites around B.C. on our RV. It is something we do every year that I really enjoy. But I admit, my family’s camping is more like “glamping” because of how luxurious the campsites are. We have pools and clubhouses. Although, I still love all of the wilderness surrounding me, absolutely astonishing sunsets and gorgeous beaches.

Just before school had started, my family and I visited Parksville, Vancouver Island to stay at Surfside RV Park. Every night was an amazement to see the sun setting with all of the beautiful colours blended together. Everyday we would have a new attraction to visit like a farmer’s market or cave exploring which meant more picture opportunities for me. I made sure to bring my camera everywhere I went so I could capture the moment and share it with my friends and family back home.

Overall, even though I am glad that the wildfires had passed and the cooler weather is coming through, I would like to say that this summer was amazing and I will always cherish the memories I made.