5 Expectations Vs. Realities Of Summer Vacation
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5 Expectations Vs. Realities Of Summer Vacation

You're lying if you say you didn't experience any of these.

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5 Expectations Vs. Realities Of Summer Vacation
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Let's all face it. At the beginning of the summer we all have these thoughts and expectations of how much we're going to do during the summer and how we’re going to spend our summer overall, but these plans don’t always end up happening for some reason or another. Something always happens. Either sometimes we're too lazy to hang out with people or these people are not available. Anyways, here are 12 expectations we had about the summer and what really ended up happening.

Expectation #1: I’m going to go to the gym every day this summer.

I mean, if I didn't get my """bikini body""" before the summer, I might as well get it together during the summer. I might even gather some of my friends to come along and make this a daily thing. I'm definitely going to get fit in the summer!

Reality #1: I failed.

Who was I kidding? I don't even have enough energy to pet my dog let alone going to the gym every morning. Who wants a summer bod anyways? (I do.)

Expectation #2: Going through my whole "Summer Reading List."

Since I have so much free time, I guess I should catch up with all the books I've wanted to read during the school year. I'm ready to start stacking up the books and immerse myself in them!

Reality #2: I failed, again. Watched TV instead.

Who was I kidding, again? It's not like I can enjoy reading out of the sudden. I never really liked books anyways, so this whole "trying to seem intellectual and interesting" by reading books during the summer was never going to work for me. I definitely just ended up watching movies and TV shows, instead of reading. Most books have movies based on them anyways.

Expectation #3: Going to the beach with friends every day.

This summer I'm definitely going to go to the beach everyday and invite 20 friends and have amazing beach days everyday.

Reality #3: I don't even have 20 friends.

20 friends? Do I even have 5? There was definitely no way I was going to pull this one off. I might as well just stay in all day and pretend my life is exciting on Snapchat.

Expectation #4: Starting a "healthy eating" lifestyle.

Well, since it's summer, I think I could manage cooking healthy foods for me. No excuses allowed. I have the time, now I just need the motivation. I'm ready for a lifestyle change!

Reality #4: I have virtually no self control.

How did this pizza end up in my mouth? Who put this Snickers in my shopping cart? Why is it 2 am and I'm at the nearest McDonald's? Someone stop me. Please. Now.

Expectation #4: I'm going to go on so many "cool" summer adventures.

This summer I'm going to check off so many things from my bucket-list! Going on the Europe trip I've always wanted to go? Yes please. Heck I might even check out Brazil because of the Olympics.

Reality #5: I have $3.50.

You know what? On second thought, I don't think traveling is such a good idea after all. I mean, with all those diseases out there, who knows what could happen to me? Better not go. It's not like I don't have the money to afford my dream summer vacation, I'm just looking out for myself.

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