Summer Stays

I know what you’re thinking. Based on the title, this a blog post about summer vacation destinations. But this isn’t Expedia, and I’m not a travel agent.

Summer is just around the corner, which means the tears of college students everywhere will soon subside and be quickly replaced by pure elation. Here are five stays to get you to and through the hot summer days:

Stay confident.

You’re almost there. You’ve almost survived another semester. You can do this. You’ll be back again in a few months to do it all over again, but that’s okay. Enjoy your time off and embrace the challenges you face head on.

Stay cool.

It’s getting hot outside, so make sure you’re hydrated.

All jokes aside, it’s easy to become frustrated when plans go astray or something doesn’t go the way you want it to. Step back, relax, and go with the flow.

Stay active.

GET OUTSIDE. Summer is not the time to spend every waking moment laying in bed watching Netflix. Take a hike. No, seriously. It’s unbelievable what a walk in the woods can do for one’s well being. Breathe in the fresh summer air and reap the benefits.

Stay relaxed.

You just said stay active, now you’re saying I need to relax?

Yeah. That’s precisely what I’m saying. Be active, but understand the importance of rest. Don’t exhaust yourself. Embrace relaxation and charge your battery. That way when adventure calls, you’ll be ready to go.

Stay connected.

Not to your phone. Not to Facebook or Twitter. Stay connected to people. Find a group of like-minded individuals and do life with them. If you’ve already found those people, then don’t let them go. It’s easy to become isolated and separate yourself from your friends during the summer, so be intentional. Invest in others and they’ll invest in you.


Wait, that’s number six? Go? You said you had five stays. Yeah, I know, but act like this is a bonus track on an album—it’s there, you’re glad it is, but you don’t quite understand why the artist (or author) didn’t just include it in the first place.

Honestly, this could be the most important of all. Go! Take advantage of your extra free time. Travel. See something new. Get away. Who knows, you might find somewhere you want to stay.


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