Today is the first day back to school for most kids here in Texas. My social media streams have been inundated with pictures of all of my friends who are sending their kids off to their first day of school and I just love it! (P.S. When did everyone start having kids?! And SCHOOL AGE kids!!)
I secretly miss the excitement and anticipation that comes with a new school year. Every year held new possibilities and opportunities–new things to learn and, hopefully, excel at, new friends to be made, and new teachers to learn from.
And while I wish I could tell you that I loved reading and learning in school as much as I do now, that isn’t completely honest. I did love reading, but the pressure of getting books read in a certain amount of time, often two books at a time, and trying to consciously study the literature while I read it was a daunting process, but I think it was an important foundation for the appreciation I now have for those classic works. Now I can’t get enough and I’m always looking for ways to expand my knowledge in any number of things. I think I will always be someone who enjoys learning and being in class. If only I’d taken the time to enjoy it more while I was there (and it was free!).
So best wishes to everyone starting classes today, and all the parents sending their kiddos off for another year of growth and development. Oh to be once again stepping foot onto a school campus….one can dream…photo by Michael