I can’t wait AT ALL to go back to school. I miss school
so much and I need advice to get through the rest of the summer. Please help
I’m sorry to hear you’re unhappy. It can be tough to leave
behind the familiarity of your friends, structure of your sched and even the
educational challenges school provides. But instead of spending your summer
sobbing over school, try to make the rest of your summer the best it can be!
Before you know it, it’ll be time to hit the halls and you’ll have tons of
terrific tales to tell.
Don’t just fall into a funk and pout until the weather cools
down! Instead of wishing for autumn leaves and number-two pencils, make your
summer a time to remember. If you think your summer’s gonna stink, it probably
will, so smile big and get ready for the time of your life. Do all the stuff ya
never have any time for during the school year: Get to know your neighbors,
write your Grandma a letter (she’ll be thrilled) or volunteer for a good cause.
Use all your extra time productively, and you’ll banish the boredom blues for
Still pining for homeroom and cafeteria lunches? Think: What
is it you love so much about school? If you can figure out what you’re really
missing, you can do your best to work ‘em into your summer. Bummed about
missing your friends? Make an effort to get your pals together. Try hosting
a sleepover or grabbing your besties for a
picnic in the park (for more
ideas, check this out).
If it’s some brain-training
you’re missing, challenge yourself by reading some classics. It’s a chill way
to learn a lot. If you just miss
the routine, make your own sched, replacing biology with pool time and English
with jogging in the park, of course.
Talk it out
If you still can’t embrace the sunshine and sand of
summertime, try explaining that to a close friend or family member. They know
you best, so they’ll probably have some great ideas. Be open to their
suggestion and try to accept their help. You never know, you might have a great
time in a way you’d never expect.
Keep smiling, chica!
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BY SARAH GOLDBERG ON 7/14/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN school, back to school, weekend fun, relax, boredom buster, summer