“No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change; and if our hearts do not change as readily, so much the worse for us.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Blithedale Romance”
Summer is coming to an end and something new is about to begin. Whether it is your first day on the job, your first day of high school, or starting out your life as a married couple, change is stressful. Their is something about summer that is different than the rest of the year, of course besides the weather. Students and most teachers are off and even though some are still working it seems like there is more time during the summer. People use their time differently, some travel, some choose to take classes, others decide to work. Regardless no matter where you are or what your doing, summer seems like the time where everybody’s attitude changes. Summer is associated with having fun and relaxation. It is a time when you reflect on your life, but mostly on yourself. You may realize something good about yourself or something you need to improve on.
This summer I went to New York. I usually go every year as my grandparents live there. This time my brother and I went by ourselves and my mom and my sister came later on. It was the first time going by ourselves. My parents of course wanted me to stay, and get a job and learn how to drive. I refused and off we went. I was not feeling happy for quite some time and thought that being away from my parents would make me happy. I thought going to New York would make me happy. However, I didn’t feel happy and I didn’t know what was wrong with me. Being there, I talked to my aunt and she said I was depressed. I have thought that I am depressed before, but I’ve always denied it. Talking to her I decided it’s time to face the music. Even though I didn’t get my drivers license and I didn’t get a job this summer, I realized very important things about myself. To me I consider this a productive and successful summer. Now I can work on how to make myself feel better.
I am not a person that likes change. I hate change. People say karma is a bitch, but change is worse. I am dreading going to university. I’m not excited. I want it to be summer forever, so I can always have that carefree summer attitude. I feel that with school approaching I will be more depressed than ever. However, all things come to an end and whether I like it or not this is my new beginning. I have a lot ahead of me and it’s not going to be easy.
After summer, everybody is a new person in some way. When looking back at your summer memories, and reflecting upon all your experiences, it is the feelings and the moments that have changed you. It is the moment when you realize you need to make some changes. It’s the moment you see the enormous and enchanting fountain at central park and you realize how wonderful life can be. It’s that moment when you are back home from wherever you were and realizing that it’s not your surroundings that have changed, it’s you. Summer twenty fourteen is coming to an end, so take the new you and seize the day.