I hate doing nothing.
That is to say I hate doing nothing for multiple days in a row. I am guilty, of course, of the occasional Netflix binge. In fact, I often schedule my Netflix binges. I write them down in my calendar so that they coincide with the end of the semester or the conclusion of a big project. And I take these planned days of sloth very seriously. I even refuse to cook or leave the house to obtain food during my lazy spells and instead order all of my meals. I am very Type-A about being laid-back.
And when my do-nothing day is over, I am back to work. I prefer it that way.
But during the summer, when I have no school, no projects, and no responsibilities, the one day of sloth turns into a whole week. And when that week is over, I feel terrible having realized that an entire week went by of not doing anything. I think doing nothing for long periods of time must be one of the circles of hell for Type-A people.
So this summer, to preclude inconstancy, I took on two internships that will essentially occupy my entire summer. One at Spoleto Festival USA and one at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
As festivals go, I expect to be overworked, underpaid, and love every minute of it. I always love being a part of something and doing the behind-the-scenes work that creates a memorable experience for everyone else. The added bonus (other than the experience, networking, and resume building) is that I will have very little down time for almost two and a half months.
So here’s to a summer of doing something. Perhaps it will be a summer of doing too much of something but it will nonetheless be an eventful summer and I could not be more excited!