Four years later and we did it. Graduation is around the corner and our college days are coming to an end. Some can’t wait for the day they get to leave their college town, but for the rest of us this is the inevitable truth we never thought would come.
Our days of carefree fun, long nights and countless hours studying (maybe) are coming to an end. We’ll never have another four years like this. But before we hit the real world and admit to being adults, we have to face that this is our last summer of fun.
I want to leave you with some ideas of how to make the most of your last summer before the real world sets in as you watch everyone move back to your college town in August without you.
Travel. This is a time where you can go visit your friends as they move to different parts of the country. Or go on the Euro vacation you’ve always wanted.
Work. Work a summer job where you can have fun and relax from the bittersweet emotions that you’ve had to deal with. Try working a summer camp or an ice cream shop.
Build your resume. Take some free online classes or attend workshops. Build up your resume so when it comes to Fall you’ll be able to land that dream job that you’ve wanted.
Volunteer. Give back to organizations in the community that have helped you. This can be a rewarding experience and who knows about the connections you’ll meet.
But most importantly have fun. This is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. It’s the turning point for our futures and we have to make the most out of it.
It’s okay if you don’t have a job right away or know exactly how your future will play out. Graduation leads to new beginnings and for the first time the future is fully in our hands.