I, like millions of kids, look forward to first day of school. I love the possibility it brings. The possibility to make new friends, wear a new outfit, use brand new school supplies and hopefully be the best student the teacher has ever seen. That last one never happened for me when I was younger but as an adult student I like to think I bowl the teacher over with my amazing insight and knowledge.
To me it’s like that first spring day where you go outside, take a deep breath and you feel refreshed, renewed and hopeful. No bad things have happened (such as you embarrass yourself so badly you decide to convince your parents that homeschooling is the best way to go), you only have good intentions and a fantasy of how the day will progress.
By the time I was in high school not one first day of school had gone the way I had planned or wanted, but they were made better if my best friend Jennifer was in my class. In college I wasn’t sure what to expect but I always left each and every class feeling inspired.
Now in graduate school I take my classes on line so I can work and this semester I have a 25 page thesis to write, one class, two internships, and hopefully a third job so I can pay bills. I plan on getting ahead of the curve and finish assignments early every week.
Let’s hope I can do it.
How did the first day of school make you feel? Share your experiences.