Saturday, July 16, 2011

If every day was summer, it wouldn't be special

Summer is the time every kid, teen, and college student look forward to. It's the time to relax and just enjoy lazy days with the people you love the most. Don't you wish every single day would be a day of summer? I don't.

I know. Crazy, right?

But, think about it. What keeps you motivated during those endless months of homework, tests and life?


It's the thought of summer that keeps you from neglecting your responsibilities.
It's the, "I need to pass math this year, so I don't end up in summer school, and miss out on the days of much needed relaxation," thought that keeps you going.

Don't get me wrong, summer is great. It supplies you with those memories you think about when you're sitting in the back of math class counting down the days until the much needed break.

So, I for one am looking forward to the school year. I honestly cannot wait to sit in the back of Algebra II honors thinking about all the crazy things I did these past few weeks. (Plus, who doesn't like school supply shopping. There's just something about the possibility of brand new notebooks and pencils, that I love.)

So when school starts, and you're missing summer, just be glad that in 9 months it'll be back.

And don't forget the possibilities of winter break! It's like a mini summer!

I was inspired to write this blog by the quote below from Jenny Han's Tumblr. So read it, and comment if you agree, disagree or just have a comment. (:

"There is something in particular about summer that is poignant, because we all know that when we are in summer that we are in a fleeting moment that will become part of a memory," she was saying one recent steamy day on Nantucket, when thunderstorms threatened, but thoughtfully held off until the day's end. "Memory in summer is always stronger because we need it to get through the rest of the year. You know what I mean? For me, getting things that are old or things that remind you of everyone else trying to hold on to the good life makes everything kind of deeper."

Sherry Lefevre from NY Times article “The Instant Heirloom House”

Oh & here is the link to her tumblr if you want to check it out. Jenny Han is the author of "The Summer I Turned Pretty" trilogy. (Which, if you haven't read, you NEED to. They are great!)