It's only fall, but applications and interviews for many summer jobs and internships are already open or will be open soon.
I can download a song from iTunes in less than a minute. I walk across the street to the grocery store for midnight snacks. I frequent drive-thru fast-food restaurants. Events are measurable down to the minute or even second. In our culture, if we want something, there's a good chance that we can get it almost immediately. That's not always the case.
Summer is months away, and I am craving the bright sun and long days. When I was a child, summer meant school was out of session, leaving plenty of time for vacation, camp, sleepovers, and movie marathons. As I've aged, summer has become a short window to explore the world and to take on new challenges.