Balancing A Summer Job And A Summer Social Life Isn't Impossible, People
Start writing a post
Adulting

Balancing A Summer Job And A Summer Social Life Isn't Impossible, People

Working a lot doesn't mean you're gonna have a boring summer.

66
Balancing A Summer Job And A Summer Social Life Isn't Impossible, People

As we get older, there is more of a pressure to make as much money as possible over the summer. For my freshman year of college, I didn't work and was struggling. For the next summer, I made sure to work more & save more for Sophomore year. At first I was scared that I wouldn't be able to have the fun summer I wanted. I was wrong.

You may not be able to spend the summer backpacking through Europe, but you can still have a memorable summer with friends, family, or even by yourself - all while making that money.


assets.rbl.ms

First, accept the terms that you may experience FOMO. If you have friends who aren't working or are working less hours, you may miss out on things. That's okay. Honestly, try to think of it less as missing out & more like letting people miss you more! Whatever it takes to cure the FOMO, do it.

During this time, try to take advantage of the little moments. On your commute, blast your summer playlist and sing along. Roll the windows down and take in the summer breeze. Wear brighter colors if you can. Try beach waves in your hair one day. Little things usually make everything feel a bit more like summer.

You can also try to plan ahead. For example, if you get off of work at 5, try to ask friends if they wanna do something after! One summer, all of my friends & I worked, and we had an evening picnic at a close & small beach. Watching the sunset and eventually putting on sweatshirts when the summer evening air would hit honestly made it feel like we were living in a teenage, summer movie.

If you don't have a beach, try a park. You can also plan a backyard bonfire at someone's house or a night swimming party if someone has a pool. Even just having a sleepover with your closest friends will bring memories. When you're young, having late night adventures is usually the ideal plan anyways.


assets.rbl.ms

Lastly, take advantage of your days off. If you work on the weekdays, think of day trips - like a beach day, hiking day, or amusement park day - for Saturday & Sunday. Sometimes we may want to catch up on Netflix on our days off, but those won't be the summer days you'll remember. The day trips or mini weekend getaways will be. If you and a friend both work at a job where the hours may change weekly, try seeing if you can get the same days off!

Remember that working a lot over the summer is not the end of the world. It means we're growing up and are making more sacrifices. This will only make you value the things you do even more.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Planning Another Christmas Party

Don't just plan another plain party but get creative to have everyone wanting to come back next year!

159
Getty Famous

You know it's Christmas when the radio stations change to all of your favorite holiday tunes, the air is still, and stores have the best sales. With all my favorite things from Christmas happening my least favorite probably has to be when I have to go to another same old boring Christmas party that I get invited to every year. Here are some Christmas party ideas so that you won't have another sad Christmas party.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

High School Soccer is Wildly Important

For Young Players Who Want to Succeed at The Next Level

2120
High School Soccer is Wildly Important

Whose choice is it? The parent? The player? There are a number of reasons that a kid may sit out of high school soccer, and to be completely honest; It is a huge mistake. High school soccer is the final piece in the puzzle that takes a player from above average or elite, to college ready by the end of their senior year. Every year thousands of talented athletes don't play for their high schools. Why though?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List

December is around the corner, are you ready?

4633
8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List
Unsplash.com

As they tend to say, its the most wonderful time of the year! People have begun to compile their Christmas to-do lists in anticipation for the season of sugarplums and gingerbread.

The history of the Christmas to-do lists goes back hundreds of years, almost as old as the holiday itself, however, people tend to fall out of this habit as they get older. This is unfortunate, as the theme of Christmas tradition can add bundles of the spirit of joy to your families.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Fall Weather Must-Haves

Put away the swim suits and your favorite high-waisted shorts!

6419

The transitional months of fall can cause some fashion headaches as you try to figure out what clothing to keep in your closet. With limited amount of college living space and the ever-unpredictable Nebraska weather, sometimes it’s difficult to know what should be taking up that precious closet space as you transition into winter. As you pack away those tanks and shorts for the chilly months ahead, get your closet ready with a few Fall must-haves. 

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.

6444
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments