By Andrew Hong
Summer vacation is a truly unique time. It is a time after one thing ends, but before another begins. It is a time when lowered personal priorities can become actual priorities again, and when some perspectives are reinforced while other perspectives can be realigned.
This month, we all witnessed examples of how people used this time of summer in order to engage in meaningful experiences that shaped them, refined them. Some people were looking to rest, take time from work, and focus on their health; some had a personal ambition and strove to pursue it through a relevant internship; others were practicing an open, curious mind and exploring through different opportunities, trying to discover and define that ambition.
Throughout these entries, there was an underlying theme of investing in one’s self. It at first seems difficult to attribute this idea of investment and growth to everyone’s summer experiences when time was spent so differently. Is it still investing in yourself if you are resting while others are working?