Guest Blogger: So Trace
Turn off the TV, don’t listen to the radio. Ignore them for as long as you can, because they are coming and with a vengeance.
Yes, you heard right. They’re at it again. Summer always seems to come and go in the blink of an eye. Two months of freedom. Well, it was good while it lasted. Now, we can’t even walk down the street without seeing some poster advertising a backpack or school supplies. They’re on billboards, they’re on buses; they are everywhere and they will find you.
Whether you like it or not, our precious summer is coming to an end and you know what that means. The time has come for groans and notebooks and buying pencils—do try to contain your excitement.
It’s the time of year students love to hate and parents can’t help but love. It’s back to schedules, tests, homework and counting down to the 3:15 bell on Friday. Then throw some sports and clubs into the mix and you’re all booked until the December break.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, there is two months worth of bad habits to break. So say goodbye to late nights and hello to early mornings.
No more Netflix binges.
No more summer adventures.
No more waking up at noon.
But at least we can get 150-sheet lined refill paper for ten cents!
Curse Staples and their cheap prices. Even Walmart is in on the back-to-school conspiracy.
Each franchise luring and deceiving you with commercials filled with overjoyed students. Right, because a desk and uncomfortable chair beats a roller coaster any day. Who are they kidding?
Still, it could be worse. If you’re one of the many Canadian students complaining because you thought September 2nd was bad, think again. There’s a school in the U.S. that starts on August 12th.
Just take a moment to let that sink in.
Now, if that isn’t injustice at its finest, I don’t know what is. However, we do have something in common with these poor souls. When the school boards say it’s time to go back to school, it means we’re going back to school.
Although, it’s not all bad.
New clothes, new shoes, and seeing your friends again are all what make it worthwhile. You get to revamp your style or simply add to it.
So dig out the binders, salvage what you can of your old pencil case, and find your lock because a dollar saved on supplies is a dollar more towards clothes.
Sure, we all wish summer would never end but remember it isn’t over until the 8:50 bell rings. Make the most of these last two weeks. Go out, have fun, and if you’re a couch potato please realize there is more to summer than A/C and videogames.
Most importantly, know that going back is all about perspective. So go in with a smile and it might not be so bad.