Ayla’s top 10 summer moments

August 16th, 2019

It is now August 4, and today is a free day. I think most people are just packing up and finishing assignments like I am. We’re also leaving for Montreal tomorrow. I have no idea whether or not I should spend my remaining money at Bayshore Mall or for Montreal. Other than money stuff, I have no roommate and the empty room is used as storage- so I have a lot of things to help put away, I think. I wish we could’ve stayed longer.

I got to have an amazing and hilarious time with my friends, especially Shavanna Ashevak, Victoria Piryuaq, and Jeannie Kalluk. The other Participants were good, but I shared a lot of fun experiences with them. Almost everyone has boldly said “I love you” to one another.

I also did my Personal Learning Project! As I mentioned in my other blog, it was about improving my knowledge in drawing buildings and more on colour theory. During my time at the art studio, I learned that they mostly teach about painting, which I find is too much effort for me. I also don’t have the space or money to do painting at home. I completely forgot about the buildings part because I had such a fun time going out of my comfort zone, (I rarely use this work) artistically.

There was many MANY things that happened throughout the summer, but I think it would be better to narrow it down with a top 10 list:

10. Meeting Monte the therapy dog. 9. Going on a train. so smooth. 8. Visiting the Ottawa Art Gallery. 7. Going on a Ferris Wheel. 6. The shopping spree with Shavanna JUST before curfew at Loblaw’s. 5. Seeing the cool dance competition with so many aesthetically appealing people at the Chinatown Night Market. 4. Walking along the Alexandra bridge at sunset. 3. Doing a presentation and hanging out with OCISCO. 2. The AG7 camp, overall. 1. Being at the Just Add Milk cereal bar, the first one in Ottawa.

And that’s the best experiences of the summer. I have a lot of packing to do today, and the last bit of assignments to finish. Thank you to everyone who has worked with Northern Youth Abroad this summer. I hope y’all have a great life.

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