Summer vacation is here for many and almost here for most. I always had amazing summer breaks that were filled with both fun and productivity for school. I want to share a few of my tips for having the best and most productive summer break possible.
Walk your streets with friends. Stop into small shops and local eateries. Pick up cool trinkets. Have fun with it. You get exercise, socialization, stress relief, and sun exposure all in one. And plus when you come across a store, you’ll be more than a little excited for some of that sweet ac
Learn to cook some dishes. I have created some of my best recipes while left home alone with nothing else to do. Take some fruit and some chicken and some seasonings and see what happens.
Have a bonfire wher you burn all your old tests and homework and stuff from the year before. This is a tradition that I had all through middle and high school and nothing really compares to the feeling you get from burning all those annoying, super stressful things.
Read. Read fiction and nonfiction. Read articles and papers on whatever you love. You’ll learn. You’ll have fun. It’s a great boredom buster
Clean up the house or your room at least once a week. Make it a habit
Get excited for school shopping. This one is easy for me because I am a slut for stationary. My friends literally have to drag me out of any aisles that sell notebooks or pens or paper or anything of the sort in any store. Back to school shopping really is fun if you believe it to be.
Get into the habit of saving your change. Spend dollars and put coins in something every day. Take them to a coin star or get some coin rolls and deposit them into your account every year. I usually do this around Christmas so I have some travel money to go home and some money for a few gifts. When I was in high school, I would do this when school ended so I’d have an extra hundred dollars or so to have fun with.
Explore your town. Find those hidden spots. Be a tourist for a day. Drive until you get lost.
Review what you learned and what you’ll need to know for next year. This is easier done in a group setting reminiscing about the year previous and stories from classes you guys took
Try to learn at least one interesting or cool thing about the topics you’ll study next year to get you excited
Play those board games you have laying around. I had a monopoly game last me 3 days once where the bank was bankrupt 5 different times. I played a game of Life where my friend had 8 kids and made bank upon retirement. We still laugh about that game of War where I was forced to retreat all of my troops to New Guinea and I had like 100 troops and refused to surrender.
Catch up on your favorite show
Pick up some side jobs. You’ll get some extra cash and have less bored time
Start to learn a new language
Handwrite things over the summer to prevent that “I haven’t written anything in 4 months so my handwriting is illegible” slump
Keep up with your hygiene
Learn a new skill
Take a lot of pictures of everything
Try to go somewhere outside of town with your friends for a day or two
Start a garden or get a couple of plants
Go to the beach, park, zoo, forest, nature walk, etc that’s nearby
Have a yard sale. You’ll get some cash, get rid of unwanted items, and practice some basic math
Have at least one water gun/balloon fight. For a water gun fight, fill up a bunch of guns and hide them all over your yard. For balloons, I recommend getting like 400 or so which they sell in packs of 100 at the dollar tree
Get a tan but do it safely
Learn about a new religion or culture
Spend all night watching movies with friends while you guys make jokes and laugh
It’s so hot here these days, we’re in a sun daze having tomatoes and basil on sourdough bread, ice cream all day and pineapple soda from glass bottles. We’re all supposed to be studying, but we’re sneaking over to eachother, praising eachother’s tomato plants and trying to find some cooling shade or company between the dandelions; “will you join me to look for bees?”, the warm evenings feel surreal, like nothing has consequences. Let’s have another popsicle and talk the night away, nobody’s up early anyway.
i apologise for being kind of absent here, i have exams in two weeks, and i need and want to give my all to my classes 📕 because i like to spend a long time thinking of my blog’s aesthetic, planning my next posts and replying to your asks, i will be back on tumblr at the end of june..
..i created an instagram: fairytaleballerina and will be more on there - i will really miss seeing you on my dashboard, let us keep in touch on instagram!! 💌 wishing you a beautiful day full of happiness, sunlight & flowers…. ☀️🌹
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