5 Apr 2012
With summer fast approaching there are a bunch of things to think about and plan ahead for. Where do you want to go? What trips do you want to take? What activities do you have in mind? What kinds of things do you want to do? What kind of job do you want? What are some things you need to prepare for summer? The O.C.D Experience has come up with several important themes to get your mind running on summer planning and organization.
Summertime is great chance to travel and visit family, friends, and new and exciting places. There are several inexpensive, alternative ways you can reach your destination with out paying the hefty prices traveling by plane can bring. The O.C.D. Experience loves traveling by train because it saves money, has a flexible schedule, it’s comfortable and relaxing, has room for more baggage, and it’s a trip within itself! Amtrak has really great routes that travel all over and across the country, like the Empire Builder. What is so great about these Amtrak routes is that they run daily and you can hop on and off whenever and wherever you’d like. Click here for more information on the routes Amtrak has to offer. Once you book your trip, we recommend you use Tripit to help you organize your travel plans. You can get more facts about Tripit and what the O.C.D. Experience has to say about this great organizer here. Have fun planning your trip!
Here is a summer DIY activity that the O.C.D. Experience and O.C.D. Events thinks would be fun for everyone! Get a pair of white canvas sneakers, acrylic paint, and a few different sized paint brushes. Paint your favorite designs and symbols and create your own, unique pair of sneakers made especially by you and for you! This DIY activity is great for people of all ages: a crafty play date for kids and an original way to show off artistic talent for teenagers and young adults.
With the school year fast approaching, it’s time to think about what kind of internship you want for the summer. If your’re a teenager or young adult, here are some tips the O.C.D. Experience has for you: First, think about what you’re interested in and what you want to learn more about. Second, pursue your interests and research places, people, and companies that align with the things you are passionate about. Third, network. Get in touch with the contacts you want to work with and take advantage of your resources. Use your High School and College Career Services to help you find contacts and get in touch with Alumni. Internships are a great opportunity to gain experience in the field of your interests and sometimes even secure a job right out of college.
With the beautiful weather summertime brings it’s hard to resist taking advantage of it. There are a bunch of things you can do to exercise while your outdoors: run, walk, hike, bike swim, kayak, the list goes on and on! In order to motivate yourself to go outside, the O.C.D. Experience recommends that before you begin your workout you should: update your playlist so you have fresh new beats to listen to while you’re on the go, eat a small snack like a handful of almonds to give yourself a boost of energy, and use MapmyRUN to help you keep track of your exercise routine.
These planning tips will help you organize your thoughts so when summertime finally approaches you will already have these things organized and planned out!