We know and we sympathize.
But here’s 10 things that you should look forward to when school starts:
- Meeting colleagues. We all have colleagues we swore we’d meet during the summer, but didn’t quite deliver. As life is unexpected during the sun-soaked holidays and it snatches you away to new places, you find yourself in blissful forgetfulness of most things that are school-related. Sometimes even most people. September is there to fix that.
- Seeing the cool teachers. Basically, we rarely perceive teachers as cool – until we reach University, perhaps. But if you think carefully, there must be at least one of them, standing in front of 20 or thirty like you that you look up to or that inspires some vague feeling of respect and admiration. Maybe even love 😉
- Finding what’s new in your curricula, anticipating how you will manage this year, what you will focus on and what you will let slide. Adjusting yourself to the changes that, invariably, every beginning brings forth.
- The September sun and the crunchy sound of dried leaves under your footsteps as you walk to and from school. Yes, being poetic can be quite relaxing sometimes. And it certainly helps with your literature homework.
- Promising yourself that this time not only will you do all your homework, but you will also work extra for Math, Physics, English, etc. And then promising to keep the promise.
- Opening school festivities. If you like them, then you can’t wait to be there. If you don’t, then you can’t wait to secretly mock them and just go for an ice-cream right after they’re through. Either way, they will help you reconnect to the whole aura of school.
- Proms, school trips, camp and the rest of other extra-curricular entertainment, adored by some, abhorred by others, but that, in the end, bring us all closer together.
- The pleasure of a good grade after pulling your socks up and studying hard. Or just the sheer luck that most of us have at least once every school year 😉
- The occasional cutting of classes, the pleasure of getting away with it when you haven’t done your homework, laughing at those who did get caught and other such petty enjoyments that mum and dad are better off not knowing anything about.
- The laughter, the nervousness, the drama of not-so-good-grades, the books, the food at the school buffet, returning home with your colleagues and indulging in long talks about essential matters such as school gossip, clothes, computer games, etc. and all other things of the kind that couldn’t possibly go unmentioned here. So, like we said, do keep calm and go back to school. And don’t forget to enjoy every minute of it!