How to Overcome the Summer Blues…

June 14 2011-

So, I sincerely thought summer was going to be a lot of fun until I realized all my friends left to go back home for the entire vacation. Fortunately, my boyfriend stayed, but I sometimes crave my girl-time with my friends. I am also getting cabin fever from not having enough things to do over the summer. Sure, I have a few church activities her and there, and I have 4 days per week of 8-hour work days, but there is still so much time I feel like I am wasting.

It is ironic how we cannot wait until summer vacation hits and then once it is here, we are not even sure how to spend it. The more time we waste, the less satisfying the summer becomes. This is why once it gets closer to the school year, we begin to think our summer was so short and it went by too fast. We have nothing to show off about from our summer.

I suggest trying to make a planner. List down all the things you would like to do and get done before the summer ends and before school hits you again. Otherwise, once school is back in session, there will not be anytime to accomplish those goals.

I also suggest trying to take on another job. It may seem a bit difficult to find one at first, but once you start applying to jobs daily, your chances increase that you will be hired for a new job.

July 12, 2011-

It has been a while since I finished this blog. I thought it would make sense to separate the dates since my updated news fits in to the older part of this blog. I finally found another job. Two new jobs, to be exact. I work early in the morning at a warehouse called Fastenal. It distributes fasteners (screws, bolts, nuts, etc.) to other companies in order for them to have operable machinery. It is also like an ace hardware store, where people can come in and shop for what they want. It is a lot of fun and I am learning a lot of new things. In the afternoon, I work at the school still as a scanner. I scan confidential files and index them into their electronic files. At nights and on Saturdays, I work at Papa John’s Pizza. It is a lot of fun. I have learned a lot about the company and about their ingredients. I have learned about everything that is involved in pizza making, from forming the dough all the way up to giving it to the customers.

It is a lot of fun to be so busy and to be able to actually save a little bit of money for the summer. I want to be able to pay off some of my debt and also have some spending money once school comes around. It also helps to keep me busy. As I said before, if you are struggling to find a job, just apply to as many job as you qualify for. It is better to be offered multiple jobs and having to decline a few than only offered one job that you may not even enjoy.

Once school starts, I will see whether or not I can hold 3 jobs or if I may have to let 1 or 2 go. I hope I can, but I guess we will see.

I truly hope everyone is having a safe, fun, and productive summer!!!

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The main advice I have for incoming GSIS students is that you got to brush up on your history and current events. Start reading and writing more, so you can begin to enjoy it. And do NOT procrastinate, it could cost you your grade. This major is a lot of fun, and there is a little something for everyone. Personally, I love psychology the most.

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