The Simple Joys Of Summer
Start writing a post

The Simple Joys Of Summer

Life is better in flip flops.

The Simple Joys Of Summer
Isabelle Bruce

Ah, yes. It's finally here (or, at least, it feels like it's here!).


Colleges and high schools alike are starting to look like ghost towns and the weather is warming up. The sun is appearing more and more often. The days are noticeably longer and our sleeves are becoming shorter and shorter. Our thoughts linger to long nights on a beach, around a fire, or the wild adventuring that calls our name. Yes, summer is coming, and we are ready.

We are ready to freely read on a blanket while bronzing our skin. We live for the smell of fresh cut grass and a cold cup of iced tea. Fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities will occupy as much of our free time as possible. The world is waiting to be explored. We've been waiting for this opportunity.

Though summer only stays for a few months a year, we seek the promise of change. New beginnings light us with hope. We believe that we can do anything we desire. Something about the cool water against our skin and the stars in the sky illuminates us. Maybe it's the wine coolers that accompany us on our nightly adventures. Maybe it's the people who make us feel invincible. Or, maybe it's the youthful feeling that we wish could live within us forever. Regardless, this feeling matters, and we must cling on to it before it is too late.

Before this summer ends, we will promise ourselves a million things. Some of these promises will surely be broken. Others will stay, creating memories to last a lifetime. Remember this summer that it's all about you. You choose the boundaries. You create opportunity. Do not allow this summer to pass without achieving the dreams you want most.

These months will pass quickly before the leaves come again, and we will once again confine ourselves to the rhythm of life. Whether it is school, work, or other commitments, many will abandon their dreamer mentality in order to return to their scheduled life. Whether you prefer this cycle or despise its existance, you have the choice to make or break the months ahead.

This summer is yours. Go find it, my friends.

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