As I begin writing this I can’t help but wonder if anybody else was very excited for the 2012 summer vacation. I mean, after an exhausting school year I would assume that most people were counting down the days! It’s a totally normal thing to be excited for free time, not to mention 3 MONTHS of free it. But does that really apply to us? You know what I’m speaking about (IB students). You know how miserable a 3 month break could be with 10 or more deadlines due the day you come back.
I’m sure it’s not just me going through the same routine everyday:
- Wake up at 1 PM
- Surf the web/BBM/Do nothing productive until 4 AM
- Find something pointless to do until 5 AM then sleep
- Wake up at 1 PM
The fact that everybody is out of town and there’s barely anything entertaining to do here is not very helpful either. At moments like these, I wish the legal driving age here was 16 but then I remember how many accidents happen on these roads with the legal age being 18 (Suureeeee, eighteeennnn). This reminds me, congratulations on having the first 2012 day with zero road deaths last week Oman!
In most cases, people set too high standards for their summer vacations, sometimes leading to disappointments. I am guilty of setting high standards for this summer holiday myself. As horrible and catchy this song might be, I felt exactly the same way a month ago. But here I am, buried in a workload almost an entire month into my vacation and I’ve barely done anything productive or super crazy and fun. All I can do is hope this holiday gets more exciting when I travel soon. I guess what I’m trying to say through this random blog entry is that summer is not always that beautiful time period we all yearn for all year long.
That being said, we should try to enjoy it as much as we can before we regret not doing so in September and to those who enjoy it: Congrats! You’re doing the right thing.