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Yesterday we went for a little road trip and drove up to the gorgeous town of Elora. We started the day off by parking the car and then we explored the town corner by corner. After a while of exploring we decided to satisfy our stomachs by eating lunch. I had a delicious salad and chicken wrap. Yum. We then made our way over to "hike" the beautiful and famous Elora Gorge. The path through the forest to get there was amazing, the view over the gorge was breathtaking and down in the gorge was absolutely magnificent. It was so nice to take this trip for two reasons. ONE: living in a big city takes its toll, even if its unnoticeable, but it does. Being constantly surrounded by police sirens and hundreds of people is fun and exciting, but not relaxing! TWO: I actually can't quite recall the last time I visited and experienced nature in the same way.

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I'll Be Missing You

I can't be the only one who loves old family photos, right?

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WOW! Time flies by so fast, its almost fascinating. Anyway my first two weeks of attending high school at Parkdale Collegiate Institute (P.C.I) are over and let me tell you what I think. I was definitely very nervous when I walked through the doors at P.C.I, knowing that I'm probably not going to find my classroom and that I'm going to have to walk into the classroom late and have people staring at me. Thankfully, this wasn't the case. As soon as I walked in people were so nice and social and came up and talked to me immediately. Everyone knew I was "the new girl" because the school is pretty small and everyone knows everyone.

My schedule organized as a "Day 1" and "Day 2" schedule, where all of my classes are the same everyday except for every other day where my period 3 class switches between English A HL (Higher level) and TOK (Theory Of Knowledge). After two weeks of following this schedule I must admit that its unfortunately very boring this way, since I'm used to having a different schedule every day of the week. I like the schedule format in Sweden a lot better since I like change and variety.

I love all my classes (0f course, since I picked them haha) and my teachers, which I am so happy about because then every class starts off on a positive note. I also feel like I become a lot more interested in learning the subject when I have a good teacher that I like, teaching it to me.

I have definitely found myself a group of friends and they are so welcoming, kind and just awesome overall. The funny thing is about being here is that everyone at the school knows who I am, my name and what I'm doing here. I am aware that this might sound very "omg I'm so popular and I know it" kind of thing but I don't want to lie to you guys because the way that the school system works here is that, people who live in a certain area or neighborhood are placed at the school that is in their district. Exchanges are also NOT common because I would assume that most exchange agencies place students in smaller towns and not in big cities like Toronto. This means that as soon as someone from somewhere else, especially from across the ocean comes to the school, most people know about it and it becomes a "thing" if you know what I mean.

To wrap it up, I love it here and I definitely enjoy coming to school and seeing everyone everyday. Even though I miss Sweden and all you guys back home, I am very grateful for this opportunity and therefor I am going to enjoy every single second, while it lasts.

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Hey guys! I literally just finished my workout at the Y(MCA) this morning and I can tell you that I definitely broke a sweat. Today I had a long and intense core workout (I'll definitely share my workouts with you in a future post) and right now I can already feel my muscle pain sinking in. I love the Y, as I've probably mentioned before, but I really do. I especially enjoy working out early in the mornings because it really wakes me up and starts my day on a positive note. Also, knowing that I have worked really hard and that my brain and body is up and ready to go is a fantastic feeling. I'm definitely feeling "Fit for Friday".

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With all the working out, running and fitness that I do, I like to make sure that my meals are healthy and good for me. Oh and delicious of course! I usually have a breakfast that involves egg of some kind during the weekends because overall I'm not a very big egg eater, so I don't like to eat it during the week. This is a very simple but delicious breakfast involving any slice of bread you wish (In my case, whole grain), avocado, and obviously, hard boiled eggs. Mmmm ...

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Yesterday, I attended Cathy's summer work party that Hariri Pontarini Architects, where she works, held on the island. The weather was perfect because it wasn't too hot and the sun was shining just right causing the view of the Toronto skyline looking gorgeous. I had a lovely time eating a good lunch and getting to know the people that Cathy works with. Here are some pictures so you can see just how nice we had it. Hope your Friday was awesome as well!
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Unfortunately, soon summer is coming to an end and that means that I won't have the time to go outside, ride my bike to the tennis club and play tennis outside with the warm temperature and sunny weather. Therefor I'm playing as much as I can as well as balancing my other workouts such as going to the YMCA (the gym) and my morning runs. I'm really focusing on my serve right now and trying to increase the acceleration when snapping my forearm and bring as much power and speed into my serve as possible. I truly believe that like any other shot, my serve can reach my goal and become one of my best power shots. And the truth is that, with a strong serve as your weapon, you'll get very far in your tennis.
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Wow, wow, wow! The newly opened Broadview Hotel is place everyone needs to go and see! I went up to their very popular and well known rooftop, where I had a drink and a little bowl of snacks. It was so beautiful and the music was great. What I really loved about this rooftop bar was not only the broad view of Toronto haha, but the feeling and the vibe that I received from being there. As you have heard many times before, I LOVE New York and that is definitely the city that calls me. This rooftop bar had that special New York feeling that I love and look for.
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