I just finished up my first week of summer classes back at school and whoa, is it completely different from the regular semesters!
First, the classes. As I’ve previously mentioned, the classes are about 100 minutes as opposed to 50 and they meet every day. They are also really condensed, which means a lot of information gets crammed into one lecture. I already have an exam tomorrow! However, the atmosphere is much more laid-back and it seems like the professors will be a bit more lenient with grading.
Second, the populace. During the school year, there are 60,000 students roaming the town. During the summer, this number drops drastically. Compared to how it usually is, it almost seems dead! No drunken knocks on the door at 2am, no waiting in line for 10 minutes at the library coffee shop. My roommates are mostly gone, and my friends are at home for the summer. It’s a bit lonely to be honest.
(The town isn’t dead though! It’s just less students and more families and young kids up here for visits and summer camps.)
Lastly, the nature. In spite of the rain this week, it is absolutely gorgeous up here. I find it really inspiring to be around the bright colors and the sounds and smells of summer time. It makes me happy.
So it’s been a weird week, mostly because it’s so different from what I’m used to up here. Yes, it is a bit lonely, but I’m not going to let that hold me back from making this summer amazing. I think the lack of people may be a good thing rather than a bad thing. It means I can work on these goals without distractions. I’ve already been doing better on the sleep and PT exercises, and I started a new book two days ago. Yee!
The more I think about it, summer is a great time to work on any type of goal we may have. There is usually a bit less going on, the vibe is more laid-back, and the beauty of nature is a huge motivator!
So tell me, do you have any project or target you’d like to take on this summer?
Jam of the day: Sam Cooke “Summertime”