I used to view summer as that time of the year when nothing really happens, when time stops ticking, a pause in which I could do nothing all day without hurting anybody.
This summer though was destined to be different.
For one it was the summer before my senior year and I had to study. A lot. July passed with my nose inside a book every day ,for countless hours, studying Ancient Greek until my head hurt.
And then came August that brought with him (Gods finally!) vacation. For the next week I would be by the seaside accompanied with my best friends (and the people we met there.) chilling and having the time of my life.
And man, that’s what I did. It was the best week of my life. I had so much fun, I felt so alive but most importantly I felt unstoppable, young, wild and free, like anything was possible.
It was also eye opening for me. So here’s a list of the things I realized during that week.
- You should never hide how you feel. Do you like someone? Just show them. You don’t have to make a move or anything but showing someone that you find him cool or interesting or stuff can go a long way..
- You should be proud of who you are, of your beliefs because maybe, just maybe, people will find that passion that’s burning inside you so, so exciting!
- Love has so many faces. You can feel (or fall in) love in so many different ways and honestly there’s nothing that can make you feel more alive. So act the moment you get the chance because you may not see him or her ever again.And let me tell you there’s nothing more consuming than something you didn’t do because you were afraid.
- Dancing is so much better when you don’t care who’s watching.
- You deserve to feel carefree even when everything around you falls apart. (Greek economy)
- You should do that crazy thing you always talked about. Rainbow hair here I come!
- And lastly something to keep in mind. In the end it doesn’t matter if you get the girl or guy, if you tanned like you just came out from three months in the dessert or if you spent your whole summer binge watching movies or TV Shows. What really matters is you, and what this summer taught you.