The Thoughts You Have During Your First Week Of Summer Break
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The Thoughts You Have During Your First Week Of Summer Break

What time is it? Summertime! You're excited.... right?

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The Thoughts You Have During Your First Week Of Summer Break

After all the final papers are turned in and you finish your last exam and walk out the door you realize that it’s officially summer break. You move back into your house and realize that the whirlwind of the last two semesters is now over and you get three months of sweet summer break. You now have time to relax. However, now that you have this newfound relaxation time, you now have more time to realize what the next few months entail.

1. Get more sleep.

No more all-nighters working on that huge paper. You now have the freedom to stay up as late as you want binge-watching Netflix and sleep in and not have to feel guilty about it the next day. There’s no guilt of taking multiple naps throughout the day and sleeping in till 11 a.m. is a normal thing and for the first time in months, you actually feel rested.

2. No more academic responsibilities

Instead of having piles of homework and busy schedules to worry about, all you have to worry about is how many naps you're going to take today, whether you want a blue-raspberry or cherry snow cone, which series you're going to binge-watch on Netflix, or which sunscreen you're going to use when you catch some sun.

3. Realize how bored you are.

Although will all this extra time, you realize how bored you are. You were on maximum overdrive for so long and you were living on fumes while you tried to fit in academics, extracurriculars and friends and all at once all of it stopped and now you feel lost. You don’t know what to do with yourself anymore and you want something to do. You’ve become accustomed to being so productive that when you’re not you feel anxious. It’s this weird balance of feeling anxious because you have nothing to do, but having no idea of what you want to do to fill up your time. You want to do more with your time than sleep and watch all the seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, but you don’t know what to do and it’s an awful useless feeling. (Jobs are a great way to fill this boredom void).

4. Make more time for other friends.

Now that you’re on summer break, you have more time for the people you don’t normally get to see while you’re in school and it's nice being able to reconnect and catch up while grabbing an ice cream cone under the summer stars.

5. Won’t see your friends as much anymore

However, part of you feels empty and sad inside because the friends that became your family at school have all gone back home. You spent so much of your time with them and they became the people you are closest to and when they’re gone a piece of you is missing and it’s hard to be away from them.

6. Already looking forward to next year

It’s nice being able to unwind and take a break from school, but then you realize how much you miss your friends and being busy that you find yourself already looking on Pinterest boards for dorm décor for next year and can’t wait to get started.

For the first 48 hours you soak up the joy of sleeping and taking the time to unwind, but then you start to miss your friends and just can’t wait to get back into another busy semester.

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