Going back to school has always been something of a toss-up for me. On the one hand, the stress levels are definitely not on my list of my favorite things – particularly when I know that I’m going back to a class that I’ve been dreading for years (yes, I’m looking at you, Methods).
But on the other, I find a certain comfort in being back at school – not just in being surrounded by friends and having things to do, although I absolutely miss those things. And also not just the River City itself, though I am extremely excited to get back to that as well. But in some ways, I feel comfortable in a classroom in a way that I don’t feel comfortable anywhere else.
It’s one of the few places where I don’t feel like I need to temper myself or work to impress anyone – I can just be open about the things that get me passionate or things that I nerd out about, and not have to worry about being socially awkward. Outside of the classroom, it takes a very different comfort level for me to act the same way.
On the other hand, back to school means that I have to pack this week, which everyone knows is my least favorite activity.
Good luck to everybody!