How to Not Be Utterly Depressed About the Fact that Summer’s Over

20 Aug

Today’s a very sad day for a lot of people.

Look around you…People are not thrilled about the fact that it’s Monday.

But it’s not just any Monday.

For most of us, school has started.

Summer’s over.

Therefore, this is the worst day ever.

Goodbye, days of sleeping in until 2pm.

Goodbye, days of going to the beach and passing out drunk in the sand.

Goodbye, days where the biggest source of frustration is that moment when your remote control runs out of battery and you have to get up, out of bed, to change the channel.

It’s all over.

All the good stuff‘s over.

Life sucks.

Now I honestly haven’t had a real summer in quite some time since I’ve been doing this thing called working and going to school and having no life. But I can still remember feeling anxious about the school year beginning, trying to cram as much awesomeness into those last days of freedom.

You see, with the end of summer, there always came this inexplicable sense of dread.

But you know what? I don’t feel that way anymore. I actually seem to think that the end of summer is quite wonderful.

There’s a sense of promise that the school year brings.

So much yet to be accomplished.  

So rather than crying about the fact that summer’s over,  how about you embrace the sense of hope that comes from the beginning of fall?

I mean, what do you hope to accomplish this year?

Think about it.

Buy yourself a planner. Set your goals.

Now’s the time to do so.

The great thing about the end of summer is that you get a new start.

Maybe you royally screwed up last year.

Maybe you ended up with a 1.75 GPA last semester.

Maybe you graduated high school ranked 300/301.

Maybe you’ve just been a jerk to people lately.

That’s okay.

Because now you get a chance to make things better.

This semester, actually study.

This semester, really go to the gym.

This year, work on not being an a-hole to people.

Spend this season working non-stop to reach your goals.

And your life will be better.

Yes, the summer was awesome.

But the fall will be too.

Make sure of it.

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9 Responses to “How to Not Be Utterly Depressed About the Fact that Summer’s Over”

  1. Tina Del Buono, PMAC August 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Good post Kayla, Frankly it has been so long since I celebrated having a summer, I cannot remember what it was like, but I could understand what you are saying. Enjoy your day.

    • Kayla Cruz August 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

      Haha it’s been at least three years since I’ve had an actual summer. I could definitely use a three-week long vacation! But thanks, Tina! You too! :D

      • Tina Del Buono, PMAC August 21, 2012 at 3:37 am #

        Kayla, I really enjoy reading your blog, keep up the good work!

  2. Laurie Barkman August 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    I love summer, but have always loved fall even more, despite the fact that meant winter was on the way! The lazy days of summer (well, the occasional lazy weekend and evening on a patio) are fabulous as is the sense of purpose and new opportunity that seems to arrive with fall. Plus, soon I get to put on the great boots that have been gathering dust in the closet all summer!

  3. Aja August 21, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Great post as always. I love summer but I love the end of it because I’m always excited for school to start and get a do-over kind of thing. A new opportunity to try again and be better!

  4. thelostkerryman August 21, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Summer? Is that what I just lived through?

  5. Fay Moore August 27, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    The good news–a new season of The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife and Criminal Minds.

  6. Michelle August 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    I’m actually happy summer is over, because all I did was work and go to class. Next summer, on the other hand, I will be sad :)

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