i screamed sprinted to the sea flung off shoes and socks ran towards imagined heaving waves and jumped each tiny trickle that I found there with just the same excitement

you stayed back took your socks off more timidly giggled at your stupid mother eventually took my hand

we jumped together and we jumped together and we jumped together

three hours later collapsing on our backs we made angels in the sand

the seaside always made me want to scream

now with you i can

-Hollie McNish

Finally! The month of june is here and is in full swing. If you are a summer lover, then you probably have been waiting for June to be here. You can feel the warm sun on your skin, you can spend endless amounts of time outside, enjoy the beach, go to the pool, and eat all the delcious fruit that's in season. It's also summer vacation! You can spend your days however you choose, whether it is with friends, family, or riding solo. It's the month of road trips, summer activities, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

"Summertime is always the best of what might be." - Charles Bowden

The month of June is also a favorite among many students because it is the month of graduations. As you walk down the stage to receive your diploma, you cant help but have a huge smile on your face. It's reaching a milestone unlike any other and you continue down the next path in life, wherever that may lead. Even if you don't know what your next move is, that's ok! You just finished some grueling years of school and it's time to celebrate and be proud of your achievements. You never know what the next few years have in store for you.

One of the best things about summer is, of course, the sun! These are the days to do the things you enjoy the most. There are so many options and places to see now that the heat has been turned up. You can get some friends together and go have a picnic or go for a beautiful hike in nature or go for a bike ride. If you prefer the air conditioning, there are plenty of things to do indoors like visiting your local art museum, or eating at a favorite restaurant with your best friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy this month.

"In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different." - John Steinbeck
Summer Is Finally Here

Let's not forget that many people are born in the month of June so that means a lot of parties and a lot of celebrations. When it comes to parties in the summer, there are so many fun things to enjoy, like pool parties or amusement park fun. This is a great way to spend time with friends or family members. Speaking of, this month also includes National Best Friend's Day on June 8th. What's not to love about that? Spending time with your closest friends in the summer, having sleep overs, sharing secrets and enjoying each other's company is the best.

This month is also a great time to go on a vacation. With endless amounts of free time, why not book a dream destination to a place you've always wanted to visit? Most places you'll visit will be nice and warm and you can try new treats, desserts, visit new places, and have the time of your life. Why not try Italy where you can wander and eat your heart out? Plus, there's gelato everywhere your turn. You can even venture out to some festivals and enjoy some of your favorite musical artists.

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