There is no other summer like it. It’s not quite school holidays, it’s not quite whatever the next thing is going to be. You’re not really a kid but you’re not grown up either. That summer after the last year of school and before you go off to study brings a unique level of freedom as you have no ongoing work for school or university and there’s no career to be worried about yet. So, kick back and enjoy the ride because it won’t happen again.

Here are 5 things you can do during that one free summer:

Go Somewhere

Why not go somewhere? Travel is so much fun because you get to educate yourself and gain experiences that you wouldn’t have at home. Travelling is a classic thing to do and pretty much a cliché, but just because it’s been done before and so many times doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile. You don’t even have to go on a long summer trip; even a blow-out holiday with your mates can be quite a liberating experience at this age.

Be A Kid – Maybe For The Last Time

I’m sure you don’t consider yourself a kid but while you still have that tentative link to childhood; make the most of being able to act like a child and do childish things one last time. If you are under 18, you may get junior or youth discounts in certain places.

Be Aware Of Results Day

While you’re having as much fun as you can possibly get, there is one serious day that you should have marked in the diary and that’s when the exam results are due. Be sure not to forget when it is A-Level results day because if you don’t get the results that you are looking for, you will have to get in touch with alternative options as soon as possible.

Get A Job

If you are going to have fun during the summer, it’s going to have to be paid for and you won’t be wanting to get into any sort of student debt before you’ve even matriculated for your first course. If you get a decent amount of work, you will be able to have a good time and also put a little aside for your first year of study. Getting a job over the summer can be fun and chances are, you’ll meet others of your own age there, thus making it a good social experience as well.

Make Memories

No matter what you do, be sure to make some fun memories; have new and exciting experiences and you’ll have a summer to remember. Try and take photos and videos to remember it by and with almost every phone having an onboard camera, this has never been easier. Just remember not to post anything that’s too embarrassing online because it will be there forever!


Melvin is an Entrepreneur, Life Coach, and Chinese Metaphysics Practitioner. He holds an EMBA and he is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for his unique combination of science, research, and spirituality.

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