Spring has sprung & my stupid first-world complaint

18 Mar

You know what really screws with my head? That’s it’s spring break right now. And that the days are all warm and nice. And that I can’t really enjoy any of it because I’m a grown up with a stupid job (that I love) and stupid responsibilities and instead of doing whatever fun stuff it is all the other college  students get to do, I’m busy going to work, earning a living so I can pay my mortgage and support the FurBitch,  cleaning the house and trying to figure out what I want to make for dinner.

I don’t think it would annoy me so much if I wasn’t doing this whole taking classes thing.  Because then I wouldn’t even know it’s spring break and I could be blissfully free of thoughts of Cancun and days spent in the sunshine and all that happy horse shit. But I am. I’m a 26-year-old college student who doesn’t get to enjoy spring break because I’m grown the fuck up, for some stupid reason.

Summers are hard too.  I don’t want to do anything in the summer.  I want to lay on the beach. Sip margaritas. Tan. Nap. Play in the ocean. Grill dinner.  It’s not fair, really.  They condition us from the age of 5 to 22 that summers are for fun and for goofing off and for parties on the beach and for summer camp and vacation and then they make you get a grown up job and guess what? Grown up jobs don’t give you summers off.  I mean really, what kind of  bullshit is that?  Don’t condition me for summers off and then expect me to accomplish things during the summer months.  It just doesn’t work that way.


6 Responses to “Spring has sprung & my stupid first-world complaint”

  1. wolfdreams March 18, 2010 at 11:08 AM #

    Well, they do give you the summers off if you are a teacher. But I can’t really see you as a teacher. No offense, it’s just you love your job, and you are so very suited to it. You’re very talented at doing what you are already doing. So I don’t really see you changing professions at this point.

    But, you could. Then you’d have summers off.

  2. san March 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM #

    You’re soooo right. I am so pissed that I don’t get any summers off anymore… how are you supposed to go from multiple weeks off to meager 11 days of vacation per year? Beats me.

  3. StaceyParadise March 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM #

    Amen! I think that the state of VA should institute the 4 day work-week. If we MUST work during summer, we would at least get THREE days off instead of TWO. I’d totally do 4 10-hour days.

  4. H to the Izzo March 18, 2010 at 2:25 PM #

    I find this to be true too,and I figured out the reason. I know too many people who are still college students (like traditional ones, that live on campus, or go to school FT and don’t really work) and they annoy me bc they talk about staying up late and doing karaoke and spring break etc.

  5. CuppyCakes March 19, 2010 at 3:31 AM #

    Our summer is at Christmas, and nothing upsets me more than having to work through it. Because Christmas is for Christmasy, beachy, holidays! NOT WORK. PSH.

  6. Suburban Sweetheart March 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM #

    Big kid jobs with no spring break are for the birds.

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