Summer To-do List
By Catherine Summa '14
I am sure everyone can relate when I say that I make a mental to-do list for the summer just as the dismissal bell rings on the last day of finals. I dream up wild scenarios that, at the time, I actually believe can come true. Three months later, however, I look back on how silly I was to think that the word “do” would even leave my lips during the summer. Here are some examples of the collective teenagers’ failed ambitions in summers past.
Expectation: I’m going to learn how to surf this summer!
Reality: I got really good at surfing… the web.
Expectation: I’m going to finish my summer reading in June!
Reality: I’ll just watch the movies the night before school starts.
Expectation: Make new friends.
Reality: Hi mom.
Expectation: I WILL get tan this summer.
Reality: Only light I see comes from glowing rectangles.
Expectation: I’m going to finish all my college essays before school starts!
Reality: LAWL, NOPE.
Expectation: I’m going to go on an adventure!
Reality: Gets really into Adventure Time.
Expectation: Have a summer to remember!
Reality: What did I eat for breakfast?
I’d make a mental note of how to improve my efforts for next year, but even that takes too much brainpower. I guess it’s time to finally accept summer for what it really is: a time to lose IQ points and begin a committed relationship with Netflix. That being said, I hope everyone is ready to kick off this new school year! I know it will be far more productive than summertime.
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