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Last updateWed, 22 Mar 2017 3pm

Opinion

Summertime & The Living’s (Finally) Easy

Summer is only a few weeks away and even if you don’t have anything planned, it’s better than school work and studying for finals. After classes end it’s great to have a few weeks off to relax, especially after the stress of finals. With more than three months off from school, there’s a lot you can do with your free time.

If you’re lucky enough, you might be able to get an internship over the summer. Although working through the summer might not be the most fun, it’s a great opportunity to make some extra money. Being able to work in an area that interests you is great, especially when you don’t have school work to worry about. You might not be relaxing on the beach or having a break like it seems like everyone else has, but it is a great experience.

The summer time is perfect to take a vacation. Not being in school gives you a lot of free time to plan a trip. There are no classes to miss during the summer time so you can take a longer more relaxing vacation. You can come back and not have to worry about any work that’s due or what you missed in classes. Of course, with the weather in the summer, even a staycation at the jersey shore could be the perfect place.

The beach is a destination that everyone would like to get to at least once over the summer. It’s a great place to socialize with friends, tan, swim, and just relax. There are free beaches, or if you can’t find a free beach, there are always beaches with free parking. If you can get a few friends together and split the cost of parking, it could make for a cheap day of fun.

When everyone is home from school, it’s a great time to catch up with hometown friends you haven’t seen. We all have more free time in the summer months so it’s easier to make plans with all of your friends. There’s so much that you can do over the summer and bringing your friends along makes for an even better time. Even if you’re working, there’s no worry of classes and homework that will hold you back from making a few nights of plans with friends.

If you don’t have anything special planned for this summer, you’ll at least have some down time. It’s great to not have an alarm set for every weekday and not have to stress about school work and exams. It’s relaxing to not have your weeks planned out and just be able to be stress-free for a while.

There’s also always the option of summer classes. Of course, school work is probably the last thing you want to think about during summer break. Classes over the summer also help you finish a lot quicker than fall or spring, so it’s a quick and easy way to get some classes out of the way.

The summer is a great time to relax and have some free time from a full workload of classes. However you decide to spend your summer, warm weather and sunshine can put anyone in a great mood.

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