I remember being in elementary school, looking so forward to summer breaks. That rush of excitement when the last “home time” school bell rang. Looking forward to a vacation, a fun camp with friends, or simply no school work. Two whole months was a long time away from school, and we would be ecstatic. Today is different. Four months off from university seems like forever, but before you know it, you blink and it’s July. Your schedule for the fall semester is already made, you’re working every day, and getting on the nerves of the people you see day in and day out. You yearn to go back to class, back to routine, back to whatever craziness we called normal. So far, this summer has been nothing to boast about. I haven’t really had any real fun-nothing like last year-and I’m not really looking forward to doing anything fun either. Nothing is planned. I really have to make some changes overall and do some major thinking. When things no longer become fun, it’s imperative to make a change or do something different. Summer is no longer about having fun, but about reassessing. Yes, that is something I really have to do. Reassess. This isn’t something that can only be related to summer, it’s just the metaphor I use to describe the mundanity of my life.
Here’s to reassessing everything, and having a lot more fun!
Stay gold and red-soled, xo