All the stresses of school and exams make summer that much more enjoyable when you know there will be no worries. There's no need to stay up till midnight (unless you have to finish a series) to study for a final. Some of us go on extravagant vacations while others work the summer away. Depending on how you look at it, you are gaining valuable experiences. Either way, you learn the value of a dollar. As for the moment when summer starts. It simply becomes the greatest feeling in the world. You just finished your final and get up to hand it in. You walk up to the professors desk, final in one hand and your backpack on your shoulder ready to make a dash for the door. You finally get to walk out of that door one last time in 15 weeks. You start to think that you aced it or failed it but either way, you don't care because your summer is about to start. You feel on top of the world.
That is one of the greatest things about summer, the optimism and endless possibilities. It just lets us for one minute feel that there are no worries. We have all had that moment over break where we are taking in the sites over top of a mountain, laying on the beach, or just laying in your bed where for one second there is nothing but peace. It seems as though you can just forget about some of the responsibilities in your life. For one moment you forget that your car insurance payment is due, your MasterCard bill is coming next week and your bank account isn't ready for it.
During the school year, we are constantly on edge over when assignments are do and when tests are. It is nice just to have a second of pure bliss. Summer gives us that one moment of peace where for a minute, all the responsibilities just seem to disappear. I hope that everyone gets to experience this moment at some point over the summer, I hope they find their inner peace in a world of madness. Eventually the summer breaks will end, and the real "adult" world will begin. In that world there are always worries and things to do. There are vacations but there are not "summer breaks" so remember to take in this time while you can. Enjoy the beauty of the summer and try not to stress out about the MasterCard bill and the car insurance; there is plenty of time for that down the road.
Even if it is just for a moment, something about summer just seems to make everything a little better. Thank you summer break for the moments that will last a lifetime, the endless laughter and the priceless joy. Until next time.