Today marks the beginning of the month, our first day home from vacation, the start of Camp NaNoWriMo for many (including, at least until school starts, myself), and the expiration date of the chocolate milk I finished last week.
But it’s also a time bomb, because in ten days the dreaded school year resumes. When riding, blogging, YouTube-perusing, anime marathons, and napping (some of the most important things in life) take a backseat to education.
Don’t get me wrong, school can be enjoyable. If all goes well, I’m taking journalism this year, which I’m really excited about, and there’s a Japanese Club focused on manga and anime that I can’t wait to join. It’ll be good to see all my friends again, and hopefully my Spanish hasn’t gotten too stale.
I also, through happenstance, found one of my Biology classmates this year (through the stupid internet homework I’ve been doing all summer) is a Death Note fan! Which gives me hope that I’ll make more friends this year than I have before….
But regardless of the positives, school is school, and it starts next week. Where’d the summer go?! Seems like just last week I was watching the dreaded school buildings disappear from the rear-view mirror and laughing like Light Yagami.
For those of you going back soon, how do you feel? Excited, or disappointed? Looking forward to anything in particular?
And if you’re already past the school years, was the return to the classroom something you enjoyed or dreaded? Any advice for those of us still stuck in the system?
(On a writing note: let me know if anyone else is doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month! I’m going to do my best on a Fullmetal Alchemist “sequel” fanfiction…. fun stuff.)