I Can't Wait For Summer
Start writing a post

I Can't Wait For Summer

Why College Students Simply Can't Wait

I Can't Wait For Summer

In only two short weeks, the Spring semester will end, and all of the college students will be free! Sounds kind of like a fairy tale, right? Well, for us, it kind of is. We may not be in classes for eight hours a day like we were in high school, but with heavier course loads, working a full-time or part-time job, managing a social life, trying to live a healthy lifestyle, and getting enough rest, things can get very exhausting. This is the time of the semester where students are feeling burnt out. They have exhausted all of their energy into pushing through the semester. Physically, our bodies are exhausted from running from one building to another, and we are left feeling tired and lethargic. We are emotionally weak because we feel overwhelmed and tired. Our brains are crammed with information and deadlines to where it feels like we can not take it anymore, but it is ok because Summer is just along the horizon.

I am excited for Summer to come because I get to return to my job at the daycare. Now, I can imagine some people wondering why I am so excited about this, and I can honestly say that I love this job more than any other job that I have had. I love having the opportunity to be around kids and learn about teaching through hands on approaches. Plus, with full time hours, my bank account fills up faster than when I am working on campus, which means I will have plenty of money to pay for my textbooks for the Spring semester.

Another thing that I am excited about is the warm weather. It will be nice to sit out in the sun and catch some rays, even if it means I turn as red as a tomato. Warm days mean more trips to the pool, the amusement park, and hanging out with friends. When it is cold, I feel less interested in going outside to do anything. I would much rather stay inside in my sweatshirt than take on Jack Frost.

The thing I am most excited for, however, is getting to sleep in on the weekends. I can imagine my grandpa teasing me and asking why I would “waste my Summer that way,” but for me, it is all about recovery. Sitting in a classroom may not seem exhausting, but it gets exhausting when you are staring at screens all day. After classes, I will either go to the gym or go to work, so I am moving all day long before I finally get to go to bed, and once I lay down, I am wired, and I struggle to sleep.

Summer is just around the corner, and I am so excited for a break, whether it means I get to sleep in a little, hang out with friends, or finding a way to better myself. Only a few more weeks left, college students! Hang in there!

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

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments