My Beef With Summer Break

Ahhh summer break—how could you NOT be excited for it?! Well, I’ll tell you how.


For the first time in my entire life, I can genuinely say that I am not excited for summer break. Now before you click out of this article and think I’m just being negative, let me explain myself.

My entire life, I have been itching for each school year to end so I could let loose and have fun during the upcoming summer. Summer meant parties, friends, and freedom. However, when you get to college, you already have all of those things… like every single weekend. I don’t think I’m exaggerating in the slightest when I say that I have had more fun in one semester of college than I have in any of my past summers.

The main issue I have with summer being so close is that I’m scared I will hardly see any of my new friends. Many of my college friends live out of state, and I already know I will cry when I have to say goodbye to them, but I feel as though I won’t be seeing much of my friends who live in Kansas either. When you live in a dorm, all you have to do is walk down the hall and pop in your friend’s room to see what they’re up to. Having to drive 20 minutes to see the people I have been living in the same hallway with for the past year sounds miserable. On top of that, most of us college kids are broke af, meaning that we will all be working nonstop. It will be difficult for many people to make time for friends with how much they are working to save up for the next school year. The fact that I will barely see them makes me want to cry.

Call me a party animal, but how are we supposed to get our party fix in this summer break?! Are we supposed to revert back to house parties? At our parents’ houses? Ew. I’m so accustomed to going to party spots and fraternities on campus that the thought of having a high school style party (a house party in a dark basement) sounds so weird. It honestly feels like I have the Sunday scaries except with summer break. Are summer scaries a thing for college students? 

I guess what I am trying to say here is that I love college. Like, a lot. The thought of leaving Lawrence makes me want to throw a giant toddler tantrum. From the people, to the memories, to the campus, something about KU makes it so incredibly difficult to leave.

Don’t worry, I will try my best to make the most out of this summer break, and I’m sure I will make many summer memories as well! Yet, nothing beats the college life here at LFK. I already know I’ll be counting down the days until I get to be back in my favorite place with my favorite people.

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