The number of days before I go back to school are fewer and fewer. Although I am enjoying this summer break, I’m excited to go back to school and to be motivated to study more. My goal for this academic year is to get my first A. I always get Bs and Cs, and I desperately want to improve. It’s not like I’m upset about my grades, it’s just that I know there is always room for me to improve and my mom would be proud of me if I focused on getting higher grades.

My mom has been quite proud of me recently though, especially because I won an award for my work in Religious Studies. I really like having this goal of making my parents proud, because it pushes me on to doing better work and trying my hardest in whatever I’m studying. I can’t wait to return to school as an older, more confident version of myself. ♦