I'm betting that there is more than one person reading this saying, "Well, I want to take the summer off and not waste it working." Which is fine if that is what you want, but don't come crying to me about not being able to find a job in October.
Like the military person retiring from the services, and thinking they should paint the house first. Nope! Your job is finding a job and not procrastinating about the task ahead of you. Get on with it!