5 Things You Can Do To Make the Most Out Of Your Summer Vacations
The buildup to the coming of the end of a school year/semester always seems like the greatest thing. How many times have you heard Summer is for not doing anything, or Im going to spend the entire three months sleeping. Three weeks in however, theres very few positions you havent laid down in on the bed, time seems to never pass, and you maybe even feel like doing something productive. Heres 5 things you can do to make the most out of your summer.
1. Give back to the community.
Volunteering is great in any form. But giving back to the community in terms of the education that youve received is one of the most wonderful things you can do. Not everyone receives the ideas, the empowerment, and the access to knowledge that we get, but everyone does deserve them. Sign up for schooling kids who dont go to school, or teaching at a place where they dont have enough teachers. Itll do a lot of people good and be extremely rewarding.
2. Reconnect with people.
The school year ends up meaning that most of the time, you’re too overworked to meet anyone but the people you go to class with, or your family. Take the time out in the summer to reconnect with the people you havent seen in a while, rekindling the friendships that you havent had the time to upkeep.
3. Find a job you love.
Most educational institutions value you finding work when you can. But its another thing to find a job during the summer break that really is up your alley; in line with the things you want to do in the future. More than just being an empowering experience, they can help you get acquanitned with the people who are actually in the fields you might want to go in, to get your foot in the door when you do graduate.
4. Explore your city.
We think we know the places we live in. But sometimes they can be made to be strange to us; to look at them from a perspective that we never thought to look at them from. Go out, to the places of the city you call home that you dont go as often. Sometimes the most interesting places are hiding in plain sight, and we just need to look for them.
5. Get involved with the political process.
A lot of the institutions that help the city function are public access; the archives, the courts, political protests, etc. Everyone should know how these things work, and how you can be part of the larger picture of the lived experience of the city by frequenting these spaces.
By: Hammad Ahmad Khan
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