It's been a year since you've talked, but when you're home for the summer you go right back to your old ways. Sitting on the same couches, swimming in the same pools, playing the same video games, eating each others food, the usual. Ahh. It feels good to be back.
That's what you're supposed to do, right? We apply for a million and hope that someone will see your potential and all the experience you got working at an ice cream shop really prepared you for an internship. You'll screw up some things at first, but it's cool, bosses usually don't expect much from you.
So, you're basically like a full blown adult now and if you want the shoes, you buy the shoes. You're constantly refreshing your sororities page on The Houndstooth Press website hoping there's some summer promo shirts because you are going through withdrawal from not buying sorority shirts for a week. You're rollin' in the dough, you should be rewarded for that.
Code red! Code red! You forgot the internship was a resume builder, not a financial builder and you done messed up. Your bank called and thought someone stole your credit card because who buys a bouncy house, a house aquarium, and Yeezy shoes all in one day... you do. You buy these things. Time to approach the parentals.
Tread lightly, we don't all have Donald Trump parents. They'll be mad, but they'll help you get out of your crippling debt. Starting with the worst possible thing; returning the bouncy house. You might need to call that ice cream shop again and ask for your job back. It might not be a small loan of a million dollars, but you'll get back on your feet.
You're outta here! You've got places to be and people to see. This will be one of the most rewarding trips of your life and you need to get out of your comfort zone and explore the world. New friends, new food, new everything. Every college kid needs to get the heck outta their college towns and home towns and see the world. Adios!
Remember when you went mildly bankrupt because of that unpaid internship? Welcome back to Starbucks! Your barista skills are still on point and your old coworkers are still there after all this time. Wow, you didn't miss your high school job but there's something oddly comforting about the caffeine jitters.
When you go from eating granola bars and ramen for every meal, your mom turns into a professional chef. I'm fairly convinced the "Freshman 15" isn't the thing we need to worry about, it's the "Moving Back to Your Mom's House 30" that you need to worry about.
Oh, the comfort of your dogs warm embrace! You need to make up for all the cuddles you missed while you were away for school. Your parents will probably get worried and suggest you hang out with your human friends, but your dog is enough.
Sometimes you gotta get caught up on those credits and summer school it is. Summer classes are basically the bane of our existence, but hey, at least our future selves will be happy we got that class over with. Sorry you have to set an alarm during summer.
Wow, you have a job, you've taken classes to get ahead on your credits, you're planning for the future! What could possibly go wrong? You're pretty sure you've got this whole adult thing figured out.
Remember when we said what could possibly go wrong? Probably something. And adult life can get really hard. That's when you just give up, lay on your couch, and stress eat until you forget your problems. Becoming an adult isn't easy and adult summers can sometimes be more stressful than they are relaxing, but don't worry we still have Netflix.
The solution to all of our problems. Thank you, Netflix!
Love, The Houndstooth Press