For students, it means no more classes, and a whole lot more time. For workers, it means vacation, and some more time. For me, it means I'm busier than usual, and a whole lot less time... or at least it feels that way.
Until last year, I was working and in school, both full-time, as well as volunteering. Really, it was probably the busiest time of my life. I was sleeping 4-5 hours a night, if I was lucky. I put on 20 lbs easy from eating unhealthy food all the time. And needless to say, I had almost no social life... I missed out on my 24-27th birthdays cause my birthday always falls during finals. After school ended, I took on more work, volunteering, helped start up the Blackdot, etc. I never enjoyed the new found time to actually do anything for myself.
Now the Blackdot has closed, I'm still not in school, and won't be going back next year since I've been rejected from all the schools I applied to, and simply have a lot more free time. So then why do I feel even busier than ever? I've realized that I've filled my calendar with more events than I can handle... The difference now is that they're all events that are of a personal nature. I don't even have time to go to shows much anymore! It's like I've been making up for all my lost time.
However, this summer is looking like it's going to be awesome. I've already kicked it off by spending a weekend in Tremblant with the ladies, including a day at the spa (yes, I'm a bourgeois snot). This upcoming weekend involves going to Toronto to meet up with my rude girl buddy. After that, there's a whole bunch of shows both in and out of Montreal (Municipal Waste, SOIA, H2O, This is Hardcore in Philly, etc.).
So to all of you who think that quality time or down time means staying home doing nothing... you're not that old, so get out of the house already!