8 Summer Goals that are still attainable

8 Summer Goals that are still attainable

They are still in reach.

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Let's face it. Summer is almost over. It is almost time to go back to school and get back into the swing of things for the next nine months. Even though it is the end of July, these goals are still attainable and are able to be reached.

1. Lose weight.

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This can be done at any time of the year but most people strive to lose weight in the summer because they are not as busy and can work out and it's easier to eat healthily.

2. Read x many books.

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There is still plenty of time to hunker down with a good book either on the beach or in the woods or on your couch. If you dedicate time to reading, you will be able to accomplish your book goal.

3. Travel.

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Even if you don't go far, there is still a lot of time to get in your car and go on an adventure.

4. See or hangout with your friends.

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There are still a few weeks left before people start going back to school, which is more than enough time to see your friends or hangout with them at least one more time before everyone goes back to school.

5. Make some money.

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There may not be many jobs available, but there might be something that you find even if it is just a few hours a week that can make you a little money.

6. Get a new hobby.

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Before you go back to school, you can still pick up a new hobby that you can take with you to school.

7. Go shopping.

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There is more than enough time to go on a shopping spree before school starts and get some new and cute clothes.

8. Get a tan.

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Summer isn't over yet! you can still hit the beach and work on that sweet tan.

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High School Summer Vs. College Summer

Summer isn't all fun and games anymore.
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Summer: the most wonderful time of the year. School’s out, obligations are at an all-time low, and life is simple. The only problem - I’m not in high school anymore. This naïve cupcake phase of life is now over, thanks to you, college. Now, free time is a foreign concept to myself along with my peers; summer's not all fun and games as it was in previous years.

School’s out? Ha, you THOUGHT.

What time is it? Summer (school) time! When the final bell rang on the last day of high school, we all jumped for joy and anticipated summer’s freedom filled with the luxurious free time that displaces class time. When you finished your last final in college, you might as well buy class materials for your nearly approaching summer semester. Unlike the good old high school days, summer marks the start for even more time to incorporate school: particularly, summer school. Here lie students who are retaking failed courses and/or those who are behind on classes and need to get ahead. School’s out, scream and shout? You got it all wrong, High School Musical.

Time to intern!

Not only is summer “break” a good time to take some extra classes, but it’s also a perfect time to intern. That’s right, no sleeping in ‘til noon! Don’t forget to set those alarms because college students have to be up and running to gain work experience for their future careers. College students sometimes even endure these long days without any pay, but you gotta do what you gotta do to lock in a post-college job at that ideal company. High school students: props to you if you intern over the summer, I just see it more often among college kids.

Work, work, work.

I had a summer job in high school, but I didn’t work nearly as much as I do now as a college student. Summer is the optimal time to stack up on dollar bills in your savings account. You need money for those ridiculously pricey textbooks (opened quite less often than you’d think), groceries, housing, spending money, and other miscellaneous college expenses. Yeah, you can always work doing the school year, but juggling that along with classes, extracurricular activities, and an eventful social life can be pretty exhausting. Also, it can deter you from getting decent grades (which is why you're in college in the first place).

Vacation? More like no-cation.

Ah, do I miss those summers where I’d be at the beach for weeks on end. With summer classes, a job, and an internship, vacation is just time I no longer have. You can’t just request time off from class, internships, and work! Other (and more important) matters demand your time and effort. If you're lucky, a quick, cheap weekend getaway is you're best bet.

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11 Reasons Your Summer Job Is The Best Job You'll Ever Have

You may think that job is awful, but soon you'll realize that you can't get any better!

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We all know the grueling process of finding a job for the summer. Giving your name out to so many applicants, and having only a few of them respond back. If you are lucky enough to find a summer job, here are reasons why it'll be better than any 9 to 5 sitting at a desk all day for the rest of your life job that you may have in the future

1. It's only a three-month-long commitment

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And it will fly!

2. Which means you'll be able to say goodbye to those coworkers you hate

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You know the ones I'm talking about, those who don't actually do any work.

3. It's also easier to bond with them

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I don't know what it is about only having to deal with coworkers for a short time that makes them easier to get along with, but I'm thankful for it.

4. You'll have extra cash for the school year

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I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.

5. You can possibly put your foot in the door for a more permanent job someday

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If it's possible to get experience for your future career, go for it!

6. Summer is a busy time of year, so you may be able to get extra hours

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Which sounds awful, until you get that paycheck.

7. Days off in the summer are awesome

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What's better than spending a day at the pool while everyone else has to work?

8. Using the excuse "Sorry I have to work" and actually meaning it

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Sometimes you just REALLY don't want to go to that event, and now you don't have to!

9. You have lots of options

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Lots of jobs are looking for extra help in the summer, so chances are, they'll hire you if they like you!

10. You can get customer service experience

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Retail=customers (c'mon that's first grade math)

11. It's much better than doing nothing all summer

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Would you rather spend the next three months being a couch potato, or making some bucks? Yeah, that's what I thought. Chances are you won't be spending every day at the beach or traveling the world.

I know your summer job may seem exhausting and never-ending, but it is only temporary. Plus, it has so many benefits that you may not be able to see now, but trust me, they exist.

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