How to Make Your Summer One to Remember

Staring over the water is a sure-sign that your summer is ending.
Staring over the water is a sure-sign that your summer is ending.
Girl sleeping in the waves is another sure-sign that she is trying to hold onto summer, but finding it impossible.
Girl sleeping in the waves is another sure-sign that she is trying to hold onto summer, but finding it impossible.

Yes, you can tell

by the blank look on this guy's face that his summer is ending and this is the reason for his being sad. It always makes me sad to see one of my favorite seasons pass. Does it make you sad? All of the great parties with good friends, Spring Break, getting to be with "the" girl you have dreamed of and many more special times you have enjoyed?

I confess. I used to be a person who would just enjoy summer while it was here and never gave it a thought when it was gone. What an idiot I was. No telling at the great memories that I failed to grasp to recall on a cold winter's night and bask in the sunshine in my memories.

This explains why I used to be depressed from fall to the next spring. But now I have a new game plan that I am sharing with you so that you will not taste the sad fact that summer will not be around forever and be depressed for not making an effort to contain your special summer memories.

Ahhh, what a delightful sight we see only in the summer.
Ahhh, what a delightful sight we see only in the summer.

Great sights of summer. No caption required.

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How to Make Your Summer One to Remember

  • Take as many photos as you can while summer is here. Do not look at them until mid-fall. You will be able to relive that special kiss, that certain song, and that special touch in your hand by that special girl.
  • Get as many phone numbers that you can from all of the new people you will meet during your summer. In those cold, dreary winter days you can have someone to talk to.
  • Keep a journal of each day in the summer. I know that this sounds silly, but by doing this, you will keep sadness and depression from charging through your front door when summer has finally said good-bye to you.
  • Confide in a special girlfriend that you want her to call you at some time in the fall or winter, but not tell you when. And when you get her call, you will remember telling her to do this and have something new to talk about.
  • Make videos of your summer parties, vacations, and new experiences. The human memory is fine, but fallible. Video's are great for filling in the gaps.
  • Take up a new hobby or interest to make your summer more interesting. Resting and partying with friends is great, but your life matters too.
  • Make contact with some old friends from high school, college or places you used to work. Get their personal information and then at a later time, call them all back and help plan a small reunion for the next summer. This can be very exciting.
  • Call up all of your "ex" girlfriends and just take the time to make sure that none of them think of you as a pig or even worse, a jerk.
  • Go on a vacation to a place you have never been and do it alone. Better yet, take a sailboat vacation, but be sure to take sailing lessons. And take photos and keep a journal of this scary-but-exciting experience.
  • Cut-back or even quit drinking for one summer. Just to see if you have the discipline.
  • Read a novel all the way through.
  • Go to a Broadway play or a play produced by any community theater group.
  • Go on a diet and finally lose that weight you wanted to lose.
  • With money you have saved-up, buy all of your close friends dinner one night as a surprise.
  • Join HubPages and meet new people who all share an interest in writing.
  • Visit the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier and take in the changing of the guards.
  • Budget yourself some "you time" before summer ends. This time will give you the time to relax your mind and check to see if you have accomplished everything you set out to do.
  • And everyone on HubPages, staff, editors,engineers and especially my GREAT followers, "Have yourself a great end of summer and a wonderful fall."

A reminder that summer will be over in a few weeks.

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Missy Smith 16 months ago from Florida

This was a nice article Kenneth. I love the colorful summertime pictures. I think a lot of your suggestions are great. I know for a lot of people time and money can be a factor, but I agree we should all try to do some of these things, If nothing else make new friends on HP, right?

I would love to go see a Broadway play. I've always wanted to do something like that. And wouldn't it be nice if some would take your advice and not drink and party too much, just relax and enjoy the simplistic side of life.

I can tell that you are a great man of wonder and appreciation of all things, and I enjoy reading your work.:)


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annart 16 months ago from SW England

Great hub, Kenneth! I don't regret the end of Summer, though I do prefer to be warm! Autumn is so pretty and Winter has its sparkly, snowy days, though Spring is my favourite because everything is new and promises better to come.

I often keep a Summer diary if we go to somewhere different, just so that I can remind myself of certain days, events, visits, people etc, just as you say here. It's a good think to be able to read on dark Winter days.

Great ideas and advice here, Kenneth!

Ann


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bravewarrior 16 months ago from Central Florida

Great advice, Kenneth. I forget that those who don't live in Florida actually look forward to the summer months and look upon them as a sort of holiday. Of course, school aged kids still look forward to summer and time off to goof off.


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kenneth avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Bravewarrior,

Thank you so very much for the kind words. They thrill me when I read them.

You are right. And I too overlook the kids who live in cold climates and summer is a utopia to them.

Thanks for the eye-opening comment and I wish you a day of total peace.


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kenneth avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

annart,

I am so glad that you actually take notes or do a journal for those special events and people you meet in summer. And I can appreciate your love for the fall.

I too, love early fall. I can sit in in birdhouse shop and sip my coffee while listening to the birds and other sounds of life happening around me.

Thanks, my Dear Friend, ann, for the lovely comment and do make it a habit of coming back often.


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kenneth avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Missy Smith,

A heart-felt thanks to you for your sweet comment.

And thank you also for your compliments as well. Yes, money for some is a problem, but I think that with enough ingenuity, one can create (something) to make their summer a memorable one.

I know from past bouts with depression brought on by neglecting the blessings of a certain day and moment that I could have photographed or written about to enjoy during a dark winter day.

Thanks again, Missy, for being my Dear Friend, Follower and very insightful and talented writer.

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