AUBREY PFEFFER '26
Soaking Up the Sun
With temperatures already reaching eighty degrees, summer is coming up fast, and accompanying it is Taylor Swift’s Era Tour, the live action Barbie movie, and a million other reasons to be pumped about the summer of 23. Here’s a few tips to help you make the most of this season!
As the world heats up, sometimes our self-esteem can sometimes take a little dip. Especially in the summer, more and more pressure comes out to have the “ideal” body image. It is really important to focus on what YOU want to put out into the world, and not feel pressured into having the “perfect” tan or the “perfect” beach body. If you notice someone else struggling with these pressures, speak up! It’s important to support your friends and to know that you are perfect just the way you are.
Another unfortunate aspect of summer is that it flies by, and fast. Manage your time well, and pay attention to how you spend your free hours. Sometimes it can be hard to fit everything you want into such a small time period, but setting time aside for your personal goals is essential. Take some time for yourself this summer, and start to pay more attention to what makes you happy. It is important to recognise our emotional limits so you don’t end up spending your summer feeling exhausted and drained. Make sure to take time to relax and reset before we jump into the next school year.
Summer is the perfect time to expand your horizons. Every once in a while, it is important to go out of our comfort zone, for intellectual and emotional growth. Making new friends, picking up new hobbies, and finding a new passion are all important as we grow and find our place in the world. A little something new can keep you from getting bored and getting stuck in a rut. It doesn’t have to be a big change, it could even be a skill picked up from a youtube tutorial. It’s all up to you.
Take care to live life to the fullest. If you want to do something, by all means, do it! It is better to try and mess up, than to look back and regret never doing anything at all. Take the job, go to that summer camp, try that new sport! There’s a million opportunities waiting for you in the summer of 23, and all you have to do is take one.