My name is Sydney Kanani Lara.
I love the beach, surfing, adventuring, my family, hangin with my homies, food, dancing, singing (i'm not good, i just enjoy it), LOVE music, playing ukulele... lots more...
Well guys that’s it for the year! Cant believe it!!
Tonight my friends and I went to dinner then watched the sunset in OB for our last night all together for the year. So sad to leave loma and all the amazing people there but I’m excited for summer!!
Anonymous asked: Hi! I love how God- centered and fun your blog is! I am a sophomore in high school and I believe that Loma is definitely the place for me! I'm just FREAKING OUT about my grades and classes and was wondering what kind of classes you took in high school. From reading your blog, I've realized you're a lot like me :) Surf, sun, sand and procrastination! God bless!
Ahh thank you so much! My grades in high school were pretty good and I took a few AP classes. But I would say if you struggle in school, take classes that are your level and really try your best to get good grades in those classes. It’s great to take APs but if they are just too challenging, then take different classes. But no matter what classes you take I encourage you to always try your best with the goal of Loma in mind ;) I’d love to see you here in a couple of years. It’s a wonderful school filled with great people and plenty of fun to be had both on and off campus!! So stick with it! Don’t give up!
This pretty much sums up my attitude going into finals week.
Reminds me of Ecclesiastes. Great book. Good reminder. Nothing really matters except Jesus. Everything else is only temporary. Still good to always try your best in everything you do though because that glorifies God too. It’s just good to remember not to get too caught up in things that really don’t matter. You got a B instead of an A. Did you try your best? Did you learn? If you can say yes to those questions then who cares what letter grade you got because God is stoked so you should be too.
Things of this world- your grades, your diploma, you job, your money- will fade. They are temporary and will never truly satisfy. So no sense in worrying about them. But, glorify God in all that you do by trying your best in all that you do. Colossians 3:23- “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
So work hard and give your all. Then whether you succeed or fail God is glorified, and that is all that really matters.
I’m stressed, overwhelmed, tired, sad, shocked, and excited all at once.
Stressed and overwhelmed with school and busyness.
Tired cuz I hardly sleep.
Sad cuz I don’t wana leave all my friends for the summer. I don’t wana leave loma in general. I mean who would it’s amazing here. And all the seniors are graduating and I’m soooo sad! The seniors this year are some of my favorite people on campus! They’re so much fun and such a big part of our school in my opinion. I’m really gona miss them.
Shocked cuz I can’t believe this year is already almost over and I’m almost halfway done with college! What the heck! So crazy. Went by wayyy too fast!
Finally, excited for summer and being with my family and friends and church back home. I’m gona be a leader at my youth group back home and I’m also a counselor for a surf camp for a week so those things will be exciting. It’s gona be a good summer for sure!
Check out this club I’m in called appreciation anonymous! We just made a a video to promote our club for next year. We meet every Wednesday and write letters to people we appreciate! It could be anyone: a friend, family member, professor, co-worker, you name it! And you can do it anonymously just to encourage someone or you can sign your name. Up to you. Either way the goal is just to encourage and thank people and make sure they know they are loved and appreciated.
Me and my friend Sophie hiked to this rock called potato chip rock yesterday. It was a 7 mile hike and at the top you see this awesome rock. Its super high and thin so my mom isn’t happy about this pic but whatever.
Such a fun weekend! Here’s a photo of my friends around our campfire. Did a little spur of the moment camp out. Brought the guitar so jammed and talked and chilled. Fell asleep next to a warm fire and with the sound of waves crashing right below me. Nothing better than that.
Today my mom came to visit me and it was awesome! We went on a little hike in la Jolla and came across a baby seal at the end. It was awesome! Plus I loved hanging with my mom :) can’t wait til easter break!