Since first realizing the summer season meant no school, students, especially college students, have been eagerly awaiting its arrival.
Now that summer is officially here, make sure it does not go to waste. For new college students or even those going into their final year, our summers are limited until we’re forced to join the “real world.” What I mean by the real world is working full time until you retire with no three-month break ever. It sounds rather depressing written out that way, but do not worry, we have not graduated yet.
In order to make the most of your summer, take some time to have fun. Most college students fill their three months of freedom with a part-time job, an internship or some form of work. True, it is the only way for some students to earn a little cash, but we should take time out of our summer to have a vacation and a lot of fun.
What I mean by fun is getting out of your summer routine and maybe a little out of your comfort zone. Do something crazy, like go parasailing, bungee jumping or travel to a foreign country.
You may not have the pocket book that some of these activities require, but that still does not stop you from making your summer memorable. We live by large bodies of water called lakes. Make the most of them.
Camp on the beach all night or heck go skinny dipping. I am not saying go get in trouble with the law or do something psychotic, just make some fun memories for you and your friends and maybe a few mistakes. Whatever happens, do not blame any consequences on me. I am just the messenger telling you to start living your life the way you always dreamed it to be.
Go somewhere and do something outside in the warm weather while it lasts. It is really easy to get carried away with working 40 hours a week and then sitting on your computer for hours on end. Pretty soon it will be August and you will be wondering where the past few months went. Before you know it, you will have to start counting down to next summer.
This is the time to live your college life to the fullest and not have to worry about all the stress this upcoming year will bring. So, go do it. When you are old and looking back on your college days more than likely you will not regret the things you did, but rather the things you did not do.
Your summer is your summer, so with whatever you like to do, just take time for yourself and have fun. Life goes by too fast for us to not stop and enjoy it. You have all next year to post your thoughts on Facebook. Do not waste your summer away. n