Summer is almost here. While I am excited for the break from school, I know that this summer will not be as relaxing as my childhood summers. This summer will be filled with work, summer classes, and more work. Grade school might have meant a terrible wardrobe and an awkward phase that no one can really explain, but it also brought a sense of fun to our breaks.

Whenever we were let out for summer while in grade school, there were herds of children rushing home to get on their bikes and play outside. You could not find one kid sitting inside on the first day of summer.

Summers were full of playdates, beach days, and lots and lots of bike rides. Now they are filled with internships, jobs, and summer school classes. Growing up used to be what I looked forward to most, but now, I would kill to be stuck in that awkward stage for the rest of my life.