Summer. For some, it is a time of fun in the sun and just overall relaxation. However, for many students, it means going back to your summer job, or multiple jobs. College is extremely expensive for most people, so summer jobs are a necessary part of life if we want to be able to survive the school year. While all sorts of jobs exist, in my experience, most of these apply to any and all sorts of jobs.
The moment when you realize summer really means working
You're all excited for school to be done, and then you realize that all it really means is that you will spend your time at a job instead of in classes or studying.
Walking into your job on the first-day-back
You feel determined, strong, and a little bit scared.
Seeing your work friends for the first time since last summer
You will miss your school friends, but you are also glad to be back with the people who make your job somewhat fun.
When you get into your work mode
Those moments when you get really into your job and are having so much fun you actually forget you are working, are actually the best.
When you get off of work before your co-workers
Admit it, you find great joy in being able to leave, when your co-workers need to still be there.
When you finally have a day off
Especially if you are working two jobs like I am, having a day off of both jobs is very rare. So when you do get a day off, it's spent making the most of your time. Also, it usually includes a lot of sleeping.
When you need to wake up early for your shift
This is when you really question if the money is really worth it.
Talking to someone who doesn't need to work a summer job
You oddly take pride in the fact that you are working all summer. It makes you feel as though you have your life together.
When you get sent home from work early
Sometimes you just need that little bit of time to really appreciate life.
When Summer is over and it's time to go back to school
Whether or not you will admit it, you'll miss your work friends, and a part of you will miss the job too. There's a reason you picked your job, so while there may be a lot of parts you won't miss, there are still parts that you will miss.
Summer jobs are usually pretty awful. However, just as it is with any Disney movie, there will be great highs, in addition to the low points. These great moments remind you that you are the one who determines how the summer will be, so you should make the most out of it.