You’re almost there—Three! Whole! Months! with no tests, no homework, no 7:30 a.m. bio lab. Maybe you’ve got your summer all mapped out—camp, a job, a family trip—or maybe your only plan is Netflix, your sofa, and ample A/C. Just remember, it takes just a few weeks of inactivity for a summer of bliss to turn into a summer of blah.
So if you really want to make the most of your time off, pick one thing to accomplish before you head back to school. Easier said than done? We hear you—figuring out what to do and how to do it can feel overwhelming, especially if you have your heart set on a lofty (but vague) aspiration like saving money. That’s why we enlisted three teens to share their ambitions for the summer, then asked the experts for advice on turning those dreams into reality.
The takeaway? Be realistic, do your research, and break down your goal into manageable steps, and you’ll achieve amazing things. Read on to find out how.