This summer marks the beginning of the end. In less than two months we will begin the summer of two-thousand fourteen - the last summer that we will be able to look forward to another year in high school. Our last year in a place where we’ve created more than just memories, but bonds that will hopefully last longer than 4 years allow. As many times as we have all said that the upcoming summer season would be the best yet, we have to make it mean something this time. We won’t have this chance again, we won’t be allowed a do-over or a second shot at two months where just about anything can happen if you make it happen. Sure, summer is a break, but is it really worth wasting on things that don’t matter much now, or ever will? As guilty as I am of doing absolutely nothing seventy-five percent of the summer, I wish I had done more with it. I can’t take it back, and I don’t regret all of the times that I slept in until twelve o’clock, but I do take it as a wake up call, no pun intended. I need to make the most of the time that I have with some of the best people I’ve met so far in my life. Who knows that in a year from now we may never see or hear from half of the people we see everyday, even if we haven’t spoken in countless weeks or months. It’s time to cherish time and appreciate everyone. Regret is one of the worst feelings, and as cliche as it sounds, we don’t have room for regret. If you have any, it’s time to turn your life around. Burn the bridges, mend the friendships, forget the past because it’s the past - it won’t make your future any brighter by leaving things left unsaid or undone. One day you might look back on life and wish you had done more with it. Wouldn’t you want to look back and remember all of the things you did, versus all of the things you wish you had done, but didn’t? Make your life meaningful, make the two months that you have, full of opportunity, memorable. Change your life, change someone else’s, do what you feel you have a purpose and great reason to do. Do all of the things that you began high school thinking you would have done by now, do all of the things that scare you and take those risks. Like previously stated, this may be your last chance, not only at creating a summer for the books, but at possibly changing your future and making it one that you’re glad you did.