It’s that time of year again, where you have to pack you bags, move out, and do something productive with your summer.
For most college students, summer break is almost here. It’s such a bittersweet moment. On one hand you’re saying bye to all your friends for the summer, but on the other hand you get to look forward to graduation parties, vacations on the beach, and just plain old relaxation. The only one thing that annoys me about summer break is the moving out part. Those that live on campus have to clean everything (and cross their fingers that they haven’t damaged any part of the room) and move out, but then in three months, pack up everything, and move in again. Its just so much work.
Nonetheless, the images of sipping iced tea by the pool, or going on road trips with family and friends, or sitting on the porch and reading a book, or just relaxing on the couch, makes everything better. The last few days (right now) are the toughest, because you are just 1 or 2 exams away from going home. The struggle to study is real.
The important thing about summer vacation is to make sure that it is productive. Make sure that you spend the time wisely. Whether it be internships, research, summer classes, work, or learning a new skill, make sure that you are doing something at all times. It’s really easy to loose yourself and just be a lazy bum and watch TV all day. Therefore, take this time to reorganize your life, after a hectic year of school.
To all the seniors that have graduated, CONGRATS! Wish you all the best on your journey towards changing the future.
Now, to all the high school graduates and transfer students that have just committed to UMBC or to any college for that matter, WELCOME to higher education! Please use your break to learn more about the campus, make connections, and solidify your future/career goals. You have infinite opportunities in front of you so make the best of it! Oh, and also get ready for the many all-nighters, coffee runs, challenging 8:30 am classes, and a little bit of partying. In all honesty, get ready for the best (and most stressful) years of your life.
That’s all the post for this semester, have a GREAT SUMMER BREAK EVERYONE!