Here's Why You Should Never Take Summer for Granted

In case you haven't been following, I can't stand summer.

From bugs everywhere, to scorching, sleepless nights, I would give almost anything to fast-forward straight to my most magical season, fall.

carefree female in the fall

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But believe it or not, such was not always the case. Like many people, my summers growing up were filled with attending sports camp, going on world and countrywide travels, endless hours of downloading new music off Napster and Limewire (ah, the good ol' days) and watching episodes of Maury Povich (trashy talk show TV, for the non-old people reading this????).

My best friend would come over and we'd peruse the AOL chat rooms, not really for any purpose except to keep us busy. This was a totally normal hobby back then. Then there were the days at the beach, and the list goes on.

friends play games at the beach during summer

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One of the best parts about summer is I was given such a lengthy break that I'd feel more energized than ever when it came to kicking off the new school year. Yes, summer was so amazing that I was able to overlook my sweat-filled slumbers.

But fast-forward to once I graduated college and suddenly summer took on a new meaning. My mornings watching The Price Is Right were replaced with hitting the snooze button to put off getting ready for work. My bonfire weeknights with friends were replaced with sleepily coming home from a traffic-filled ride from the office and throwing something on the TV before going to bed at 10 p.m. to do it all over again. Going on vacations now meant requesting time off from work and saving up money to get out of town.

Sleepy girl pressing snooze button on her 6 am alarm.

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Everything was different. I could no longer just casually take a month off and go to New York to see my family. I couldn't just sit around the house in PJs all day, playing around on the internet.

And just like that, I realized, wow, summer was really special when I was younger. And so I guess my message to you is, don't take those incredible summer experiences for granted when you're still in school. Make the most of them. Travel as much as your parents will allow, go to as many bonfires, soak up those lazy days inside, have a summer fling. The time goes by so quickly. I wish I could go back to those memorable summer days.


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