Virginia Beach. Each time that name was mentioned, a certain thrill coursed through me. I hadn’t been on a true vacation in a few years, so this was an exciting time. Each year my family travels to the shore together. I, however, have been unable to join them in recent years, due to either work or, at one point, unemployment. This year I was determined to go. I needed the time to relax, and clear my head of all the clutter that had accumulated.
Upon arriving at our rental home, the stress immediately melted away. The amazing view of the bay, the quiet gurgle of the pool filter and the cheery call of sea birds bombarded my senses. I’m not sure why, but being in close proximity to the ocean always has a way of making any problem disappear.
Each morning upon waking, I’d prepare my matcha and sit out on the deck, reveling in the solitude. I was thankful for the tea’s energy boost, since our week was filled with physical activities. We kayaked out into North Bay (twice!), biked 10 miles into False Cape State Park and back, walked the entire expanse of boardwalk, and sampled the ocean fare at many restaurants along the way.
One particularly stormy afternoon, we decided to venture out to ogle fish and wildlife at the Virginia Aquarium. My passion for photography took over, and I spent the day snapping one photo after another, the majority of which featured the cute sea otters, my favorite.
Now, as the week has flown by, I’m sitting on the deck one final time. It’s barely 8am, and I’m sipping some Kenyan black tea from a simple blue cup. My mind wanders to reflect upon the past several months, and how much my life has changed. I couldn’t ask for any more than I have. I’ve got family and friends I enjoy spending time with, a job I love, and lots of tea. Life is perfect.
It’s time to head home, refreshed and ready for what lies ahead.
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Allow me to introduce you to your new favourite show to binge watch on Netflix. Kim’s Convenience is a CBC comedy about a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The sitcom is based on Ins Choi’s award-winning play. The moment I began watching the show I instantly regretted not doing so sooner. I actually started watching Kim’s Convenience because of an interaction on this Instagram post that featured Janet, played by the hilarious Andrea Bang, chugging a mug of tea. Andrea Bang was born and raised in Burnaby, B.C and like her character, she grew up around tea. In fact, tea plays a huge role in her acting career today. At the tea table Andrea opened up about her childhood tea moments, her favourite steeps, which character from Kim’s Convenience she would share a cup of tea with and more.
THE SECRET SALCE BEHIND FUND SELECTION
Two Types of Major College scholarships
Just before we get in composition, let me define what i’m saying by a ‘major’ scholarship. You can find two major types We are focusing on. The foremost is the kind that promises more than just bucks. These free college funding also include unique mentoring, enrichment experiences, management development, study opportunities, embraced experiences by using a cohort connected with fellow historians, and/or entrance to an is in program. Any some of these activities might be marketed in addition to a whole (or close full) journey to college. Could possibly be anywhere from some to 52 scholarships to go around for each inbound class in various colleges in the United States (the Stamps President’s Scholarship from Georgia Tech falls straight into this category).
The second type scholarship is one of expensive or perhaps most exclusive scholarship within a particular university. It’s not unconventional to find some or 20 of these scholarships or grants sitting there with the students considered ‘the good the best’ in the newly arriving class. Requirements for line is often very scholastically focused, but is not exclusively. Bonuses beyond financing for the cost of attendance usually are hit or miss, typically miss (though sometimes these come with admission to an recognizes program).