Everywhere you go on campus, you hear talk of summer arriving and the year coming to an end. This is a beautiful feeling. The grass is green, the weather is warm and you're feeling good. College was a good time, but it’s definitely time for a break. Nothing is more relieving than finishing up your finals and aggressively throwing away all of the notes you’ve taken throughout the semester. It will be nice to return to your bed at home, take a shower without flip flops and see all of your family and high school besties. But we all have ideals of what our summer is going to be like, and they usually don’t turn out exactly as we expect them to.


Expectation: You’re going to wear solely cute clothes like crop tops and high-waisted shorts from PacSun.

Reality: You wear random t-shirts and running shorts every day.


Expectation: You’re going to eat clean, work out every day and have a stellar summer body.

Reality: You eat ice cream every night because it’s summer so obviously you have to, and the only exercise you get is walking to your refrigerator. Oh, and your body is comparable to Gibby’s from "iCarly."


Expectation: You're going to finally read that John Green novel you've been wanting to read for the longest time.

Reality: You get twenty pages into the book and give up on it. Why read when you can actually be doing things with your life (or watching Netflix)?


Expectation: You’re going to love your summer job as a camp counselor working with little kids.

Reality: You are exhausted by the end of the day, and this job has made you realize that you never want children of your own.


Expectation: You’re going to meet a cute boy and have a perfect summer relationship.

Reality: You haven’t made contact with any boys your age since you left college.


Expectation: You are going to be free from doing any kind of homework.

Reality: Your sociology professor gives you summer work which consists of reading 50 pages of a scholarly article and writing a paper.


Expectation: You're going to use your free time to learn a new skill, like playing the guitar.

Reality: You go to watch a guitar tutorial video on YouTube but lose interest quickly. Instead, you start binge-watching videos of old people doing the nae nae.


Expectation: You’re going to be super tan and spend so much time at the beach.

Reality: You’re pale af because you don’t leave your house, and you make it to the beach three times, at most.


Expectation: The summer is going to last so long and you’ll have so much time to do everything that you plan to do.

Reality: The summer goes by so quickly, and soon you’ll be back at school again and on that grind.