A Day in My Summer

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I wake up in the morning feeling like…

Not gonna lie, I wake up in the morning feeling like I want nothing more for the sun to set so I can go back to sleep for another 8 hours and not feel like melting in the hot Texas heat. But no matter, I roll out of bed around 7:00 AM and start my day.

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“Aarya, why do you get up this early when you do literally nothing all day?”

Excellent question. I’ll respond by guiding your attention to the aforementioned Texas heat and my never-before mentioned weird love for running. See, I quite enjoy running (while listening to podcasts, of course, so I can at least pretend I’m doing something intelligent), but this hobby is quite at odds with Austin summers, where it gets hot at around 8:30 AM. Alternatively, I sometimes do yoga in the mornings, but on those days I can wake up whenever I want because, you know, air conditioning.

 

“Hey Aarya, after that, what do you do while you do nothing for the rest of the day?”

Well actually, you nailed it. I do nothing. Nothing entails 1) reading about climate change (but also not really because I’ve been trying to get through the same book all summer, not because it’s boring but because I just, you know, haven’t had the time), 2) watch all the Netflix shows (currently have gotten through all of Parenthood, a season of Jane the Virgin, a season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and numerous documentaries), and 3) hanging out with my friends. As intro/extro/labels-are-weird-vert, choice #3 is the most preferred, unless I’m not feeling it. Oh also, I cook. A lot.

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“So what do you do when you’re hanging out with your friends?” 

I dunno, drink a lot of smoothies. Go downtown, play volleyball while trying not to pass out in 103 degree weather (that’s in Fahrenheit, sorry for being Americentric).

 

After my crazy eventful day, I usually go to bed between 9:30 PM and 2:30 AM.

 

In all seriousness, I come back to USC in less than 2 weeks, and I could not be more excited. But you don’t always have to work super hard all the time; it’s okay to take some time off and relax. So if any of y’all wonderful readers feel a little insecure about your choice of just bumming around for a while, don’t. You’ll look back on this summer reminiscing in all the lack of activities you partook in, doing whatever you want on your own terms.

 

Lastly, my Song of the Summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkfBxIH0g0k

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