school year work routine. In addition to limiting myself to two episodes of Angel each day, this routine includes heading to the campus library a few times a week. I went a handful of times during the summer, and the scene was calm and quiet -- picturesque, even.
And then, thousands of students descended on my tranquil paradise like flies drawn to a summer picnic. They came back in droves today -- the students, not the flies. Now, I don't begrudge them an education, of course; I applaud furthering your education and am thoroughly pro-knowledge. But between the crowds, scared freshmen and the loud college band across from the library, it was all a lot to take in! Sensory overload, anyone??
Maybe, though, it didn't have to be that way. The more I thought about it, the more I realized something: The back-to-school season is SO MUCH BETTER than New Year's. Don't believe me?? Here are four reasons back-to-school gets an A+ every single time...
It's a new beginning: It's so easy to get bogged down by the stresses of life, but this time of year, everything just feels fresh. It's like you've been given a clean slate and you get to start over. Whatever happened in the past? It's time to put it behind you and LET IT GO!!
It's a chance to learn something new: What about that hobby you've always wanted to pick up? Now's the perfect time. And I bet it will actually make you feel like a whole new person -- an added bonus, for sure!!
It's all about the nice weather: Hello! Who would choose the cold winter over the warm weather of the late summer? OK, my mom probably would, but she's probably one of the only ones! I mean, the weather right now is just so inviting -- crisp air, leaves starting to change color, warm sunshine! It's a summer lover's paradise, I tell you! It's days like these when I actually don't dread going outside.
The school supplies are all over: I'm a self-proclaimed supply-aholic. Some people go nuts during Fashion Week; I'm tempted to drain my bank account every August and fill my room with all kinds of pens, pencils and notebooks. I'm still kicking myself for not buying the Wonder Woman notebook I spotted at Target last week!
Do you love "back-to-school" time, friends? What's your favorite part? Anything you're hoping to accomplish?!? xoxo
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