Being an adult stinks. I miss the long summer vacations filled with bike riding, camping, swimming and especially being able to wake up at 10 a.m. with no guilt.
Those days were long gone when I got to college because the fun and the summer camps were replaced with work and internships. But even then, I had a month of doing whatever I wanted to do.
As I see Eastern New Mexico University students pack up and leave for trips, I become envious. I know as adults, we can do whatever we want, but we have to work to live. Even if you could afford to take off for two months, there's no guarantee your job will be there when you get back.
But there's some parts of summer that reminds me of childhood that I try to hold onto. I got excited when I went grocery shopping and saw fruits such as peaches and blackberries in season. I smile when I see the ingredients of s'mores on their own display. And I'm always psyched when I leave work and can still see a shred of daylight.
These faint memories of summer bring me back to such a happy place. Now my summers are just plagued with extreme heat. I just wonder if I'll ever be able to enjoy summers again or is this just a common issue for adults? I may miss my old summers but I really do love my fall wardrobe.
Christina Calloway writes for Clovis Media Inc.