Friday, June 5, 2009

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

My term ended last week, and I finally got home after about three months on the 1st of June. My summer holidays are more than two months long (and this is after I did an extra term for five weeks!) so I came home with Plans. Lots and lots of Plans. I made The List of things I wanted to do over the summer. Guitar classes, driving lessons, a loooong reading list, cooking lessons at home etc etc etc. I was fully prepared to make sure that I didn't "waste" my summer, but used it productively.

Now, it's been four days since I've been home. The "Summer To Do List" has been stuck up over my desk. All the books on my reading list are sitting in a pile next to my bed and on my bedside table. Four more books that I bought yesterday have been added to that pile. I have an article to write and submit by the end of this week, several ideas for pieces I want to write for myself, and some studying to do to be super-prepared for next semester. The guitar that tested the good humour and politeness training of the lady at the check-in counter at the Singapore airport is just sitting at one end of the room, looking desolate and unused.

Yet all I can seem to find the energy to do is play endless games of Bubble or Crazy Taxi on my laptop, trying to beat all my friends' high scores, or make fun of Aishwarya Rai in Bride and Prejudice (and sigh over Martin Henderson) or sleep for countless number of hours in a day. Or try and figure out a weekend on which the calendars of my considerably busier family members are empty, so we can go on holiday together (and laze around some more).

What is it about summer that makes one so lethargic? It's not the heat.. I haven't really left my relatively cool room in the last few days. I think it's just the knowledge that I have two-and-a-half months to accomplish all that I want to, so really, there's no need to start right now, is there?!

6 comments:

Vishal Menon said...

What's the point to a summer vacation if your going to do all your work like a good little boy and be productive? Chill out, play some more crazy taxi ( You need a WAY LOT MORE practice to beat my high score :P ) and relax. You'll get bored in about 2 weeks of doing nothing and then you'll start on productive work. It'll happen. If it doesn't consider yourself lucky. You've just had a very productive summer :)

Sumedha said...

You wait, another week of this and I'll beat you flat in CT!! Andya, I'm already getting bored of doing nothing, but its still so hard to summon the initiative to do anything else! :(

rahul said...

nice blog..and you hit the nail on the head ,the main culprit is the abundance of time..enjoy your vacations!!

Sumedha said...

Rahul, thanks. Keep visiting. :)

sporadicblogger said...

Summer vacations tend to pan out like that. If you actually do everything on your list you might end up feeling cheated at the end of your holidays-:P

Sumedha said...

@sporadic: I do generally prefer a lazy summer to a very active one. This time, though, I do want it to be "productive". I'm still trying. :)