6 Important Things To Do On Summer Vacation

6 Important Things To Do On Summer Vacation

There are a lot of things I want to do over summer break, but I could not go back to school if I did not do all of these things.
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I am sitting on my bed at 10:20 pm thinking about how much I miss college. I miss the learning, I miss my beautiful campus, and I miss my friends; I miss my Karla. There is so much about college that I love that I spend a majority of my time focused on how much I miss it. Then I realized that I am going into my sophomore year of college and that means that after this summer I only have two summer vacations left before I have summers filled completely with work. That thought is terrifying. I feel overwhelmed thinking about the endless options of what I could do over the summer, but I know that there are a few things that I need to do before summer ends.

1. Catching Up On Reading

I personally believe that reading is one of the best possible ways someone could spend their time. There are endless options besides books when it comes to reading. Although I prefer reading books reading can include magazines, blogs, news, fan fiction, etc. Reading in the summer months allows students to exercise their brains when they aren't doing their regular amount of school work. When I am at school I feel as if I have too much on my plate to read books for pleasure because I need to get all of my homework done. However, I believe I have been home for about a month now and I have read at least one book a week since being home and honestly it does not always feel like I have read enough.

2. Spend Time With Family

From personal experience, I know how hard it is to watch a sibling go away to college and then return home for summer and not really understand how important it is to spend time with your family. I know that you want to connect with old friends from home or even go visit the ones that you have grown so close to at school because you are growing as a person too and you want to keep these connections strong. But, you have to remember that your families are also going through a new experience of not having you at home all the time. It is a difficult adjustment for them too and soon it is very likely you're going to wish you could be at home spending time with family instead of being at your job. So make time for your family while you can.

3. RELAX (aka Sleep)

This is obviously one of the most important things to do over summer vacation. You are running out of opportunities to have a few months at a time to really relax so take advantage of it now! Make sure that even with all the crazy fun and excitement you are still making time for yourself because you are important.

4. Go See Old Friends!

Do not by any means feel obligated to go and hang out with people that you have bad memories with, but do not forget about the people you spent the last 13 years with! You would be surprised how nice it could be to catch up with some old friends and share new stories and experiences. If for no other reason, stay connected so you can use your connections in the future to help with your success!

5. Catch Up On Your Shows (Or Start New Ones)

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! You are not pulling all-nighters doing homework or spending a majority of your day doing homework so catch up on all your favorite shows! Summer is the perfect opportunity to binge watch a season of your favorite show in one day because what else do you have to do?

6. Explore

Now is the perfect time to get out and adventure; whether that means going rock climbing, cliff diving, to the beach, hiking a mountain, visiting a new country, sky diving, to a lake, or even just taking a walk in the woods behind your house you should do it. Get out there and go see the world! Go learn new things that you cannot learn from a textbook. Do something that is important to you. You are going to definitely regret turning down an opportunity to explore when you could have tried something new.


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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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To The High School Graduating Seniors

I know you're ready, but be ready.

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Seniors,

I am not going to say anything about senioritis because I was ready to get out of there and I'm sure you are too; however, in your last months living at home you should take advantage of the luxuries you will not have in a college dorm. The part of college seen in movies is great, the rest of it is incredibly inconvenient. It is better to come to terms with this While you still have plenty of time to prepare and enjoy yourself.

Perhaps one of the most annoying examples is the shower. Enjoy your hot, barefoot showers now because soon enough you will have no water pressure and a drain clogged with other people's hair. Enjoy touching your feet to the floor in the shower and the bathroom because though it seems weird, it's a small thing taken away from you in college when you have to wear shoes everywhere.

Enjoy your last summer with your friends. After this summer, any free time you take is a sacrifice. For example, if you want to go home for the summer after your freshman year and be with your friends, you have to sacrifice an internship. If you sacrifice an internship, you risk falling behind on your resume, and so on. I'm not saying you can't do that, but it is not an easy choice anymore.

Get organized. If you're like me you probably got good grades in high school by relying on your own mind. You think I can remember what I have to do for tomorrow. In college, it is much more difficult to live by memory. There are classes that only meet once or twice a week and meeting and appointments in between that are impossible to mentally keep straight. If you do not yet have an organizational system that works for you, get one.

I do not mean to sound pessimistic about school. College is great and you will meet a lot of people and make a lot of memories that will stick with you for most of your life. I'm just saying be ready.

-A freshman drowning in work

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