If I could describe my summer of 2021 in one word, it would be consistent. I spent the majority of my summer with the exact same schedule and I got into a groove with the tasks I had to get done and what was next in my day. This might sound strange, since many know summer to be a time of spontaneity and different things to do everyday, but I learned to enjoy having such a consistent schedule. The reason for this is that I got to work as a counselor, surrounded by kids, activities, and energy all the time!
Below I am going to walk you through a typical day in my life during the summer of 2021. My schedule was pretty packed, which is something I love. I loved how I was constantly out in the world, enjoying all this summer had to offer while it lasted.
The first, and possibly hardest part of my day is waking up and getting ready. I tend to tell myself that I can rest my eyes for a few more minutes, but by the time they’re reopened it’s been twenty minutes. After I finally heave myself out of bed, I brush my teeth, wash my face, change, grab a snack and lunch, and head out the door.
At this time I am ready to start my day and wide awake. This summer I spent the majority of my time being a camp counselor, which is the reason for my early wake-up call. I arrive at camp by 8:00 AM and begin setting up for when the kids arrive.
By now, camp is over and all the kids are on their way home like I am. Typically one of my family members will pick me up at camp and drive me home so that I’ll be there in time to quickly change before practice.
I arrive at practice at 5:00 PM so that I can hop into the pool in time for the start. I play water polo which is fun but very tiring! I spend practice swimming, doing drills, and sometimes even scrimmaging, and we wrap up our time at 7:30 PM.
I tend to be starving at the end of practice so I go straight to the dinner table and eat with my family. We chat for a little and eat all of our food, so normally we’re done somewhere around 9:00 PM, which is getting pretty late.
By this time I’m already pretty exhausted, and I know it’s time to get ready for bed. I start by packing my lunch for camp the next day and then I go through the basics such as brushing my teeth, washing my face, and winding down.
The last and final step in my routine is bedtime! After a long day of camp and practice, going to bed early is an essential. Getting a good 9 hours of sleep every night is important to me so that I can be ready and alert for the kids the next day!
I hope you enjoyed the walk-through of a day of a 14-year-old girl in the summer! Feel free to walk us through your day by reaching out to us (which you can easily do through our “Contact Us” page) and letting us know about you day-to-day routine!