My Summer Highlights: Touring New Orleans and Teaching in Glendale

Do something each day to bring you a little closer to your dreams

Summer has always been my favorite time of the year: I always made time to do the things I am interested in, from spending quality time with friends and family, to experiencing new adventures in my community or around the world.

This summer, however, was extra special for me because I was nearing the start of my law school journey. I felt some pressure to participate in many activities, as I knew that the following several months would be primarily spent on studying. For this reason, I prioritized social outings this summer: I went on many coffee dates with my friends, spent time with my sorority family line, and traveled with my boyfriend. My most memorable experience was visiting New Orleans with my boyfriend because it had been on my bucket list for several years – I admit, because I watched The Originals and fell in love with the French Quarter. We spent five amazing days eating delicious food; touring a beautiful
city; and visiting cool sites, including the Louisiana State Supreme Court an even a vampire themed speakeasy on Bourbon Street.

I also wanted to use this summer working towards a passion of mine: Teaching. I continued working as a teacher at a tutoring center in Glendale, where I helped my students advance in topics they struggled with. During my employment, I participated in a program at a nearby elementary school to teach a larger class of students. I acted as a translator for young Armenian students who were unable to understand and speak English.

Most importantly, I spent time with my family this summer. As I have grown older, I have learned how important it is to have a good support system. Without my family, I would not have gotten this far in my life, and I am grateful to them for all the love, encouragement and support they continue to give me.