Why Summers Are So Boring For College Students
Start writing a post
Student Life

Why Summers Are So Boring For College Students

Sometimes, being bored is a blessing in disguise.

Why Summers Are So Boring For College Students

After nine months of college, it is time for summer vacation. The end of the semester is extremely bittersweet for most. On one hand, college students have been in the same routine for the past year and need a change of pace. However, it is also sad to leave your college friends and school that has become such a huge part of your life in one short year. Often, people find themselves with very mixed feelings about their future three months.

The summer could be very exciting for students after their first year of college. I found myself being very eager to come home in order free myself of textbooks and exams. I just wanted to relax and be able to binge watch Netflix, or lay by the pool.

Before I left college, internally, I was planning out all of the fun activities I would do. I wanted to go to my summer lake house, travel around New York City, and mess around until my work began. When I came home, I did follow through with some of these plans. I began to relax more, and not stress about minute problems like I did at school. Like any college student home for the summer, I have been capitalizing on the home-cooked meals provided to me, and the ease of being able to drive to dinner as opposed to taking a surged-Uber.

This was fun for the first two or three weeks. Now, I find myself six weeks into the summer, and desperately awaiting August to return to school. It isn’t that I dislike being home, because I do love spending time with my family and high school friends, and I definitely needed a break from college. It’s the fact that on the days when I don’t have a plan to travel some place, or do something, I find myself with ample extra time. Originally, I was able to occupy that time with "Entourage" or working off the freshmen 15. But, now, I find myself with more time than I know what to do with.

Originally, I thought that this was only happening to me, and that my friends have found better uses for their time. I was shocked to realize that the unemployed sector of my friends were in the same scenario. They were all so happy to be home, yet so dissatisfied with their daily routine. After looking at my college routine and home routine, I am constantly over-stimulated at college with sorority events, socials, and academics that I never even have a chance to take a deep breath or watch a movie. College students like me may be bored with their summer vacation, but it actually allows you to be able to take a hiatus of relaxation. Boredom may strike you during the long summer, but sometimes you just need to take a step back and realize that it’s good to have the freedom to just do absolutely nothing.

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