Summer Vacation

Summer is by far, my favorite time of the year. Spring break is great, Christmas break is great, but summer is unbeatable. There are so many great things about summer.

The warm air, the vacations, not having school for more than just two or three weeks but almost a whole three months. Every single summer my family and I drive up to Canada. It takes three days and it’s a lot with my two older siblings bugging me and a dog drooling on me, but the trip is worth it. We go up to see the rest of my family. I’m not from Canada, but my grandmother is so we have a cottage. It is the most beautiful places ever. We usually spend all day outside. The weather is like heaven. It is like Texas’s spring but minus the allergies and the humidity. It’s also right on Lake Huron, so we go swimming everyday. It is my favorite place in the world.

I love summer vacation. Complain all you want about the heat, I like the heat better than the cold. We only have a month before school is out and I can’t wait!

Never Give Up

There will be a lot of times in your life where you will want to give up. Does that mean that you should? There are too many opportunities that you will have missed if you give up.

If you miss the winning shot, do you give up? If you go to a job interview and you don’t get it, do you give up? If you miss a qualifying time, do you give up? NO! You get right back up, and approach the situation a new way, understanding why you missed it. Otherwise, how will you learn from your mistakes?

Do you really want to be that person that misses the winning shot then—just like that— quits? Missing that shot should motivate you to stick with your friends and win the game for them next season. Otherwise, you’ll lose your friends, and your sport. Can you imagine your friends at school chattering about that awesome game last weekend. You, meanwhile, were at home regretting you weren’t there, thinking about how that could have been you. It’s not worth the sorrow and the pain to give up.

You may think it will put off the burden of working or going to practice; however, within a month you’ll have an even bigger burden of regret. You will be wishing you would have kept going. If you give up, you will regret it for the rest of your life.

This essay is practice for the STARR test coming up. I revised it and I wanted to see what my readers thought. Comment what you think (if you want.)