I had some summer plans last year, but unsurprisingly, none of them happened. Well, one did, but that was because of my school’s summer program. We went to the beach on the last day. But besides that, I didn’t do any of the others. However, I plan for this summer to be different. Since I’m no longer coddled like an infant and won’t have to rely on someone else for transportation, things will be easier.
- Find work. Not just a summer job. I want one that can last through college. At the very least, last until I start college. If I can work in the evening, that’ll be great, but I’ll take anything.
- Renew my library card. This was something on my list for last year, but no one wanted to go to the library, so I couldn’t. Now, I can go alone.
- Attain my driver’s license. This makes me anxious. With everything that’s happened with my grandfather’s car, I’m not even sure I want my own, let alone be behind the wheel. But I really want to have my license.
- Spend time out of the house and outside of camp. I love to stay indoors, but the main reason I don’t go out is because I can’t go alone. Since I’ll be able to, I want to spend a little more time outdoors. Whether that’s just taking walks, hanging around the game store, or window-shopping, I want to be outside for some time.
My list is shorter than last year, but that’s more because they’re not only confined to summer. Since I’ll finally be out of school, I can’t really call it a break anymore. Plus, ultimately, there is one goal I have that these fall under.
Enjoy my gap year!