Sardinia is an island in the Mediterranean sea so naturally, when I went there, I packed a bikini. Within five minutes of laying on the beach, I was ready to go back into a cafe. I realized pretty quickly that this would not be just a relaxing beach vacation. I chose to explore the Nuraghes in the region, which are buildings found in Sardinia.
It feels weird being home. I got lost on the way to my local grocery store. I don’t know where everything is in my kitchen at home. And google keeps asking me to rate some of my favourite local places so “other visitors know what to expect” (I know this happens to everyone but if you go to Tims everyday I’m pretty sure google chills out).
So you just graduated. You just listened to lengthy speeches about how many amazing things you are going to accomplish and how wonderful life has been so far. Your face hurts from smiling for so many pictures. You are surrounded by your best friends and all of the people that have supported you through high school in the most glamorous of clothing- all of it is like consolidation for that impending fear of graduation, that you’ll screw it all up after this day.
I’m going to be honest and say I don’t ice skate much. I shot an ice hockey puck for the first time last Christmas. Ice skating is so nice and simple, it’s literally just going around in circles. Also, it’s pretty adorable to see a little kid learning to skate or a teen couple on their first date awkwardly avoiding each other's hands when skating side by side. And of course, in every single neighbourhood in my town there is an ODR (outdoor rink) and you are guaranteed to see a game going on nearly any time of the day. This feeling of community, even in the cold winter months, is so Canadian and so great. We are happy about the simple things, like winning in roll up the rim and skating in circles, and we make the best out of even the coldest of temperatures.