By Graham "GSM" Matthews
When you think of summer vacation, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Relaxation, I bet, or at least for me. That's exactly what I was looking forward in the final few weeks of my freshman year of college. As much as I enjoyed my first year up at school, I was ready for a break from it all and to just hang home. I don't technically count the winter and spring breaks because neither felt like they were enough, but being home for almost four months over the summer was more than enough. As soon as I finished my final exams, I headed home and looked forward to finally getting some rest and relaxation.
For the first two weeks I was home for in May, I got just that. I was able to "recharge my batteries" so-to-speak and get some stuff done that I hadn't been able to do while up I was at school. Then it came time to find a job. The long-awaited vacation was fun while it lasted, and although my official vacation from school would last another three months, my time at home doing nothing was essentially over. Now, keep in mind that before this past summer, I had never had a real job before. Sure, I've written for websites and done some volunteering here and there over the years, but none of it could be considered a real "job". I never cared enough to get one before, but as any college student would understand, I needed the money. I'm not currently paying any bills or anything like that, but I'm the type of person that hates being dependent and wanted my own money, so applying for a job was the only solution.
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