I tried to take full advantage of this summer. The Spring semester of school was exceptionally difficult. I was totally burned out & exhausted by the time it ended. So, I made sure I did everything & anything that was offered to me, even if it was something I was afraid of (like riding in my boyfriend's race car with him at the track). I faced fears & became more brave. I spent more time with the people I love & that love me while weeding out toxic relationships from my life in the name of self-preservation. I left Pennsylvania a few times to visit the ocean, ride bikes, table zine fests & spend time with far-away friends. I went camping for the first time ever & I was a mentor at a mountain bike camp for girls. I also celebrated six years sober this Summer which is the catalyst for all the good things in my life. I know the start of Autumn means eventually Winter will be here & I'll have less time to ride my bmx bike but it helps that I'm psyched about the Summer I had.