The last issue of Switched-On had to do with having fun this summer and at that time I was too busy scrambling to find a job to care about enjoying…

The last issue of Switched-On had to do with having fun this summer and at that time I was too busy scrambling to find a job to care about enjoying myself this summer, but now that I finally have a job I seem to be bored out of my skull.   I work from 10am-2pm, which barely qualifies as a workday, but after working all day I am so bored that I have actually started reading the book I’ve been working on for almost a year now. It’s not even the type of boredom you get from sitting in class, it’s the “oh my God, I’m going to explode if I don’t find something to do soon” kind of boredom that results in me feeling physically frustrated.   Another outlet that I’ve discovered is eating ice cream whenever I’m bored, which probably isn’t the healthiest habit to develop, but on the other hand, I do love ice cream. I’m sure that if I tried hard enough I could find something to do like practice my guitar, which by the way I haven’t touched in two weeks and I’m starting to feel like the guitar isn’t for me, but I’m too scared to tell my parents because that would just prove that I can never commit to anything. I really should finish that book though because it’s ridiculous to take more than a year to read one book. Unfortunately, every time I do try to read I just end up falling asleep and then I find it harder to fall asleep later that night.   So because I’m so bored this summer I find it harder to sleep at night, I’m eating way too much ice cream, and I now have something else to prove my total lack of commitment to things. I seriously need to find something to entertain myself because it’s already July and I’m already tired of summer. Is anybody else finding it hard to have a non-boring summer?   – Ruben