This was it: the summer you finally went backpacking through Europe, or hiking the Grand Canyon, or wherever else it was that you always dreamed of going. But you didn't book your trip early enough, so the airfare prices were ridiculously expensive. And the only person who seemed interested in going with you was that flaky friend who was sure to back out at the last minute. So you canned the idea. But it's okay, because you still went to the beach that one day, and that's a pretty dreamy vacation. Right?
Your heart was broken in the winter/spring, but you were going to enjoy this summer and move on with your life. Maybe you'd even have a summer fling.Sure, that didn't actually happen, and instead you just hung out with the same old friends or stayed in most nights. But you did hide your ex's posts on your news feed so that you weren't reminded of all the fun they're having. So that's kind of moving on. Right?
Before the summer, you were going to work your ass off to lose those few extra pounds for beach season. Sure, you didn't reach your goal weight in time, but you could still lose weight during the summer. Except you didn't account for all of those damn, delicious barbecues.So instead of losing weight, you actually gained some. But it's okay, because when the summer and barbecue season is over, you'll get on that strict diet and exercise regimen. And you definitely won't fall off during Thanksgiving and the holidays. Right?
You were finally going to spend time working on that novel you've been meaning to write for years. That powerful coming-of-age story about the vampire who falls in love with the werewolf. But then you realized vampires have been played out, so instead you'll make the characters human. Or maybe make them immortal, like demigods or something. Yeah, that's it. So you didn't actually start writing your novel, but at least you have the premise down, and that's the hardest part. Right?
You were going to take advantage of the beautiful weather. You were looking forward to hiking, bicycling, rollerblading, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. But you didn't expect it to be so damn hot outside, and leaving your nice air-conditioned room was a bit difficult, so you didn't do any of those things. Though you did trek the few blocks from home to buy that iced coffee, so that's got to count as an outdoor activity. Right?
This summer promised a less hectic work schedule and you were finally getting some vacation time, so you could now focus more on yourself and be productive. You'd have time to organize that box of random junk in your closet, put together that shelving unit, and start that vegetable garden you were talking about. But you didn't account for how many good TV shows you needed to catch up on. Sure, you didn't start that garden, but at least now you're finally up-to-date with Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. And that's a pretty productive use of your time. Right?
Oh well, there's always next summer. Right?