Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Swing of Things

Maybe it's just me... but is anybody else having trouble getting back into "school mode"?
Whether you're a teacher, an undergrad, a graduate student, or an adult out in the work world, there's something about the beginning of September that signals newness and a fresh academic year. Maybe for school supplies-o-holics like myself, it's the displays of No. 2 pencils, packs of index cards, and rainbow-colored highlighters that gets me excited. For type-A over-organizers (also like myself), maybe it's Staples's and Office Max's relentless advertising of planners that makes me develop a twitch. Maybe it's simply readjusting to my school routine that takes some getting used to.
After the busiest summer of my life -- between two week-long trips, two summer classes, and 7 weeks of intensive work at the Faison School -- I feel as if I never stopped moving long enough to breathe or sit down. Laugh if you must, but this summer was a whirlwind of excitement and chaos. I will admit wholeheartedly that being back in this little city and managing my apartment, as well as diving back into clean eating and running, is thrilling. But for the life of me, I can't seem to wrap my head around my textbooks or my assignments.
It's not that I'm not doing them; it's that my heart and soul aren't in school right now. They're either on a balmy beach somewhere enjoying a make-your-own 6-pack from Kroger, or they're not-so-secretly wishing it was already fall so all three of us could break out our seasonal decorations and threads. Sigh. Being as anal and rule-abiding as I am, I know that everything will get done in a timely manner and an orderly fashion. I just don't want to, damnit!
Well, this has been another one of my more vapid posts of late, but it offers the only explanation I have for the dry spell of posts and pictures. Well, that, and my eBay addiction... Thanks for stickin' around :)

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