One of the things that I really look forward to seeing my sister. She is in the eighth grade and is preparing to enter high school. She is exuberant about the college application process and high school after watching her brother go through it all. As is natural in sibling rivalry, she, of course, wants to best me in high school and get into better colleges than I got into. I really look forward to using some of the skills that I have learned from mentoring and applying them to my sister. Her ambition and naturally competitive spirit makes me think that she really will achieve much more than I did in high school.
Other than being around family and friends, I plan to spend my Winter Break tackling various extracurricular projects that I had organized during the school year but did not have the time to complete during the school year. One of the major goals that I have organized for the Winter Break is applying to various summer internships in the area. This entails sprucing up my resume, writing cover letters, updating my Linkedin, and securing letters of recommendation. This in itself is not difficult but requires a lot of time and effort. I am also working on developing an entrepreneurial accelerator curriculum for an organization at my school. That, on the other hand, will take a lot of research, work, and effort. I am looking forward to attacking the monstrous stack of books I have in my room. A perennial problem that I have faced since high school is the steady accumulation of books during the school year that do not get read until Winter or Summer break. However, this often works in my favor as I can regift the books that I know I will not read during the holiday season. I hope all of you have a lovely holiday season and winter break. For those of you who are still in the midst of finals, good luck! I hope you take this opportunity to be close with family and take a break from school.
-- Gabriel Moran