This summer I didn't go to a long-term festival. It was a great timing for recharging. With many travelings and a summer course in between, it wasn't purely relaxing either, but I got to relax much more than usual and see many friends and family and various concerts in between (Texas, California, Rochester, Massachusetts, Tokyo, Okinawa). There are many things I am excited to work on in the next school year and new things I hope to explore further. School will begin in a few days. May the new year be filled with shared joy, success, happiness, and new opportunities!