Your Summer Expectations and What Really Happens IRL

You probably had big plans about the things you're going to do this summer vacation.
by Sheena Concepcion   |  May 9, 2015
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You probably had big plans for your summer vacation. You've waited for too long. You deserve a fun and exciting break! Sadly, we don't always get the perfect summer we've planned. Here are some of the summer expectations we have and what really happens to them IRL.

 1  Expectation: Getting fit for your upcoming beach trip.

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Ahhh, it's the season of swimsuits and sun kissed skin! Time to show off that summer bod!

Reality: Skipping your fitness plan.

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There's no way you’re jogging under the heat of the sun

 2  Expectation: Seeing cute boys who look so fresh despite the heat.

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Reality:  Sweaty guys are everywhere.

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Never mind. This temperature makes everything look uncool.

 3  Expectation: Learning something new and exciting.

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"Maybe this summer, I'll learn calligraphy. Or I can learn how to play the piano. You know what, ballet sounds fun, too!"

Reality: You catch up on sleep.

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"Cut me some slack. I've had 10 months' worth of schoolwork. I deserve to sleep!"

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 4  Expectation: Going out with your friends almost every day.

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Reality: You're stuck at home watching old episodes of FRIENDS.

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Yes, you have friends this summer. All ten seasons.

 5  Expectation: Going on a spontaneous trip with your family.

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Yay, #wanderlust!

Reality: You have to plan weeks ahead for everything to go smoothly.

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 6  Expectation: Finishing your must-read book list that you've unwillingly set aside during the school year.

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Reality: Reading one book on your list is already an achievement.

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 7  Expectation: Doing some advanced reading for your next academic year.

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It's never too early to prepare for school!

Reality: You spend most of your summer in front of your laptop.

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Textbook? More like Facebook... and Twitter and Instagram and YouTube. Yay!

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 8  Expectation: Posting cool Instagram photos with even cooler hashtags. 

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#thesummerdiaries #fitnessfriday #touchdownBoracay

Reality: Your hashtags are a little different in real life.

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#thevampirediariesmarathon #pigoutfriday #touchdownkitchen #touchdownbedroom

 9  Expectation: Attending cool parties and concerts.

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Nothing's going to stop you from seeing your favorite musical acts this summer vacation!

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Reality: All the cool parties and concerts are either too far or too expensive.

 10  Expectation: You finally meet the guy of your dreams at a summer trip.

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Is this the start of a summer romance that could turn into a real life happy ending?

Reality: Yup, he's taken. Don't even bother.

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Better luck next time, sweetheart. Maybe, next summer!

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How's your summer vacay so far, Candy Girls? Let's talk in the comments or via Twitter @candymagdotcom.

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