So, all of my summer plans ended up failing me. I was never taken off of the waitlist for TASP, my school didn't have enough funding to send me to NFL Nationals, and my parents couldn't afford summer classes at the local University.
In any case, over the last few days I've simply begun to realize how boring the monotony of summer is going to become. The finite amount of things that I can do has simply become more and more prevalent to me. I mean, I can go to movies with friends, hang out, date, run doubles, read, write, listen to music while zoning out in front of the computer, watch movies, or take a shower. But, all of that just barely fills up a few days. I can read for a day straight but that'll get old with my parents very quickly. Watching movies has just become more of a pain then it's worth, even watching classics has become unbearable, and crappy movies can only be watched so many times. Running can, at most, take up about three hours a day on hard days (which I'll have every other day). I just, I don't know, it just seems so god damned boring. Oh, and then I can work, I mean there's nothing that I enjoy more than spending 8 hours straight at Ben and Jerry's scooping ice cream.
Does anyone have some suggestions? I'm at my wits end here as to what I can do with my time that will not drive me insane with boredom. Maybe I'm just being a jerk and if I am please let me know. After all billions of people manage to get through their summers without going insane so why can't I?
It's not even like I have some sort of innate need to be entertained, it's just that school gave me something to do, and now there is a massive lack of something to do. And unsurprisingly, that void is as infinitely boring as it is vacant.
Normally I would have spent a portion of these summer hours playing video games, but in the past year I gave them up as I realized how decidedly boring their limited scale of repetition was. So, what can I do now? I have interests, but I'm simply at a loss as to how I should implement them. I'm a humanities man, but literature can only sustain me for so long before I lose it (February break last year I read through nine books in 7 days...and then I crashed).
So really, if anyone has any idea on how I could spend my time effectively that would be great.