I'm going to (very likely) be doing an honours thesis next fall. There is one professor at my university I've taken a course under before who is awesome and their work is really intriguing. I would love to have them as my supervisor and intend to approach them with regards to it (i.e. asking them if they are planning to accept students next year) soon. I am also looking at summer opportunities now, and would also be very interested in working under the same professor for the summer, too. With that being said, I do intend on applying to a few programs locally and abroad for the summer. I'm still young and trying to get as much exposure to different fields right now before I make further decisions with regards to future studies. With that being said, I should also have backup options in place in case I don't get accepted to any of the programs outside of my university. But if I do get accepted, I feel like it would be out of taste to tell my thesis supervisor I have decided to do something different for the summer rather than work with them if I've already asked them to apply for a summer grant for me. I'm sure the potential supervisor would understand that I prefer to have a different experience in the summer just so I can better gauge where my interests lie, but regardless, I'm the one asking for a position. Beggars can't be choosers, and I'm just a little uncertain on how to approach my potential thesis supervisor on this topic. Should I even ask them about summer opportunities? Or should I only ask them about doing a thesis under their supervision and not mention summer plans? I would love to work with them for my thesis, but for the summer, I would like to at least know what possibilities I have... I feel like an ass for even writing this, so any words of advice you have are welcome.