In October you were really proud of yourself because you typed the word “internship” into your search bar*. In January you heard someone mention “summer” and you laughed at them as you pulled on your third layer of pants and trudged out into the sleet and snow and slush. Then it was February, March, and April and now wassup everybody it’s almost May and you don’t have a job! Or you do and you’re way better at adulthood than I am. Maybe you’re volunteering abroad or working at a place with desks and filing cabinets. And if that’s you, great, but also shut up right now I’m not talking to you.
I am going to assume that you’re just like me in the liberal-arts-school-trenches and we are all here and accepting our fate as bookstore clerks and baristas. You’ll inevitably get the question from your aunt, friend from high school, or the cashier at market. But have no fear, there are ways for us mere mortals to make our lives sound way cooler. Here are a few things to make your summer actually worthwhile, sort of.
1. Knit something. This is admittedly a cheap shot, but winter is closer than you think (I’m sorry) so get crackin. While all your friends will have stories about their wild summers, you’ll be coming back with a whole lotta stitched wool, so basically take THAT.