Summer in New England is BEAUTIFUL!!! I really wish we had summer semesters instead of this Narnian Winter of a spring semester. It’s pretty unfortunate **inserts multiple heartbreaking emojis** that the school year ends just when summer is around the corner. The beauty of the fall foliage swept me off my feet last year but summer is a different kind of beautiful, and I’m ready to fall in love with Boston all over again!
Minus the hectic schedule, endless homework assignments and exams- I love school! And my friends are probably among the many wonderful people on the face of this earth. But now that most of them have migrated away to their hometowns, I’m currently living on a deserted campus. The transition from living amid the chaos, with twenty friends to just one feels weird. I believe it' the "good" weird though. I can socialize less and sleep more; I suddenly have an abundant quantity of the one thing that I needed the most during my freshman year - TIME! Despite working five days a week in Downtown Boston, and taking night classes at the Medford campus, I still find enough time to eat at my favorite restaurants, workout at the gym, run around the Ellis Oval track, and watch Netflix until 3 a.m. in the morning with my roomie/ friend and stuffed Dumbo.
I love waking up to a good strawberry crepe on Sundays. I don’t have to stress over homework, essays or exams. I don’t have to meticulously plan Saturday nights to perfection with my friends so that we’re 200% guaranteed to have fun. Every weekend is different and slow. But slow is good- a relief even. I finally have time to recharge my psychological batteries.
I’ve also discovered that I like getting lost and ending up in new places. Whether it’s strolling down the Somerville neighborhoods without any particular destination in mind, dining outdoors, watching people go by while I enjoy a mean green tea latte at a new café, or hop off the train at a different T-stop in search of a place where I can paint or sketch in peace- I’m bound to be surprised. I think summers make you grow and be independent. Every day is a challenge in itself, with another adventure just waiting around the corner!