Carley’s Corner: What Time Is It? Summer Time.


Carley Nail, Arts & Entertainment Editor

The semester is coming to an end, which means my days spent writing this corner are almost done. I began Carley’s Corner with the intention of adding a more personal flair to my section of the paper, and I think offering up a short opinion of mine every week did the trick.

I’ll leave you with my final opinion of the semester: don’t let other people tell you how to spend your summer.

Be lazy. Sleep all day, every day. Go on a hiking trip. Go on 44 hiking trips. Work at a snow cone stand. Travel to Alaska. Or maybe not Alaska. That’s pretty far away.

Do whatever you want. 

This may seem like common sense, or maybe you wanted me to have a stronger opinion to go out on. But many college students are told how to spend their summers.

You have to take an internship, or you have to go get a job. Maybe you feel pressured to take summer classes.

Summer is supposed to be a break from the stress and schoolwork that college brings, and that may look different for each person.

The summer has endless possibilities. I’m a firm believer in being spontaneous and taking adventures. 

The deadlines of assignments are no longer lurking over your shoulders. Go see that concert you’ve been dying to see, or go visit a state you’ve never been to.

I know I probably sound naive. A lot of students have to pick up a job when they go home for the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time away from college too. 

The summer is the perfect time to prioritize you and the fun things you never got to do during the school year.

Thanks for tuning in this semester. If you have any comments on Carley’s Corner, email me at [email protected].