Summer 2014 Recap

School started last week and I just wanted to make a quick recap of all the highlights from this summer.

  • Interning at my all-time favorite record label, Hopeless Records
  • Attending Pomona and Ventura Warped with Hopeless and getting to go backstage, sidestage, and their afterparty all for the first time
  • Going up to the Bay Area for July 4 and bonfiring on the beach until stupid high schoolers got the cops to shut it down
  • Longboarding around the entire border of my hometown at 3am and watching the sunrise at the end
  • Getting invited to a Red Bull Records party and then seeing Twin Atlantic right after
  • Being on Paramore’s guestlist to see Paramore for the first time, along with Fall Out Boy
  • Getting into two VMA pre-parties
  • Seeing Ed Sheeran perform two nights in a row
  • Getting into Disneyland and California Adventure for free
  • Buying my first legal drink in Toronto
  • Attending Riot Fest Toronto and seeing so many bands for first time including the ever-elusive Brand New
  • A week in New York with two of my closest friends and taking them basically everywhere
  • Reading Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Finally going camping in Yosemite, one of the most coveted camping spots in California
  • Getting guestlisted into A Day Remember’s insane Parks and Devastation Tour
  • Attending a Lyric House party where I met someone else wearing the same Star Wars Vans as me
  • All the good food I got to try over the summer including mac & cheese pizza, poutine, chocolate chip cookie shots, frozen s’mores, and chicken & waffle sandwiches
  • The hours spent in my room just playing Pokemon and blasting music
  • Having a car for the first time
  • All the other awesome people I met and amazing shows I attended 

I am one very lucky human.

You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.