It is summer and that means that time becomes a little longer to children who are on summer vacation. It means free(er) time and less routine. That in itself can be good, however, anything that is good can easily become distorted.
I start my summer job on Monday. I have had a month of free time to persue before I start work. Because I graduated I was finished with school a week before anyone else in my school and that has been great. I also am starting my new classes later in the fall then most who graduated with me and are persuing higher education.
With having more time to spare brings danger. The danger is to breath without living. Trust me, it’s easy to do. Social media can be dangerous when it comes to this. Without realizing an hour on Facebook can easily pass. An evening of reality television can fly by. Or an afternoon gossiping with a friend may seem innocent but after all of that time is spent, how much have you accomplished?
I have to admit, I am guilty of breathing and not living. I have to give myself a reality check about this most days. I have been dealing with post-graduation sadness and not living purposely has made it worse. Wasting hours is self-destructing. I challenge you to limit the amount of times you check social media accounts. It can be addicting. Go out into the world and create art, help others, and make the world a better place. You can never get time back, but you can be resourceful with what you have. Use it wisely.