Ahh, the two months of July and August are simply amazing. No pressure of school work on your shoulders, no waking up early, and no parents nagging you about getting your homework done. Unfortunately, those long days at the beach and days of carefree fun are over. Yes, as hard as it is to believe, the summer of 2007 has come to an end. We know how hard it is to hold back tears right now. Please, take a brief moment to wipe your eyes. . . As we experience the new pencil smell, and say hello to all of our friends tat we haven’t seen in what feels like ages, we realize how a new school year means a new beginning, and new opportunities to pursue what we want to this year. We are given a clean plate, and we might as well take advantage of the fact that the past is behind us and it is our time to start something new and make the most of what we have in front of us. Right now is the time where we have to think about what we want to become of this year. Set standards for yourself. Promise yourself that you will do well in school this year, promise you won’t allow yourself to get behind in work. Become a good student, and realize that what you do now will actually effect your future. Don’t allow yourself to get off to a bad start. Recollect your thoughts, and get ahead of everything, try extra hard. Keep away from Ms. Johnson’s office (only for bad reasons). Don’t limit yourself to things that you already know, either. Try to find a new passion, make new friends. Join yourself up for something that you never really gave a try, and see if you like it. Give others a chance, you never know who a person is if you don’t give them a chance to become your friend. Don’t believe in limits. There is no such thing as never, unless you are the one that is giving up hope. Think of this school year as a time of new beginnings, and a chance to become what you want to be. As much as we hate the fact that summer is over and the school work begins, we have to accept it. But hey, we can still look forward to Christmas Break.