With only two weeks until I return to Marquette, I'm really feeling the pressure to finish everything I wanted to do this summer. One of the frustrating parts about going back is that I'm actually headed back a week early to train for my new student manager position, which means I'm actually losing a week of my summer vacation. I'm really excited for the job, but it's still frustrating to go back early when I so much prefer to be home.
I think I'm in the minority when I say I would rather be home than at college. I know a lot of people who are excited to get back, but for me, going back means leaving behind the people I love the most. My parents, my sister, and my boyfriend are all in Crystal Lake, and at college I've made some friends, but I still miss the people I'm leaving behind more. I also have a ridiculously heavy course load, which doesn't help when it comes to liking college.
I'm especially anxious because I feel like I didn't get done any of the things I wanted to this summer. I wanted to watch all of Adventure Time with my boyfriend, which seems like a silly goal, but it was still something I wanted to do and ran out of time for. I also wanted to take more time for myself, just relaxing and spending some me time, but I basically spent this whole summer working.
First, there's my actual summer job with my uncle. That is pretty much a full-time gig, leaving only my evenings and weekends free. Then there was the whole painting-my-room situation, which took at least a month to finish. Technically, I'm still not done dealing with that because I still haven't finished moving all my stuff back into my room and cleaning up.
I wanted this summer to be a relaxing vacation from my stressful school life, but it ended up just being a continuation of my normal life. There were definitely some good parts though. I went and saw both Taylor Swift and Panic! at the Disco live in concert, which was absolutely amazing, and I am going to see TWRP the night before I head back to Marquette. I also got a new tattoo on my thigh that I had been thinking about for a couple months. Even though painting my room took forever, I like how it looks a lot more, and it feels more like home. I also spent lots and lots of time with my boyfriend, which should help me get through the next few months of not being able to see him.
All in all, I had a decent summer, but it was definitely more of an adult summer than I've had in the past. This was the first summer that I really worked all the time, which really put a kink in my relaxation plans. I suppose I have to get used to it, considering that real life doesn't have summer breaks. I guess I just miss when I was a kid and the summers felt like they lasted forever.
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