Some 10 years ago (and beyond) back to school meant a new outfit and really cool hair. A new book bag, until I decided I only wanted to carry a purse. A new purse until I decided to carry a pencil and a rolled up folder in my back pocket.
Today, it meant school zones and a slightly longer drive time to work. I grumbled like a good and proper crotchety old
Which is funny, considering that I’m also starting school today. Again
Every year, my church prays for everyone returning to school the Sunday before the term starts. This includes all the college students as well.
Venus was sitting next to me and leaned over close. “Aren’t you going back to school too? Shouldn’t you be up there?” she whispered.
"Well, yes... But I’ve been up there every year for the last seven years. At this point, I think even Jesus has a cutoff.”
I was joking, but also, not really.
If you would’ve told 2005 graduating senior Lorraine, with her 4.0+ GPA, that 2012 Lorraine would still be putzing around her undergraduate education, she probably wouldn’t believe you.
Little, nerdy elementary school Lorraine, with her buck teeth, poufy hair, who'd finished with the highest reading level program by the end of fourth grade, would’ve laughed at you too.
Little did past mes know: I am a bad student.
I didn’t realize it then because I was busy being good at school. I’m also good at somersaults, overeating and spending way too much money. It doesn’t mean that I enjoy any of those things, though, because somersaults give you headaches, eating too much gives you stomach aches and spending too much makes you poor.
Coincidentally, school gives me headaches, stomach aches AND makes me poor.
The worst part of it all is that I love learning, I just don't like school.
Clearly, I don’t know what I want, which is probably why I’m still in school anyways.
Two years and 10 months ago, I not only started this blog, I also quit school. Or, I quit my pharmacy major and what followed was an unplanned school hiatus. I've tried to go back a few time, and in fact have previously written posts similar to this, but one way or another I always end up with all my classes dropped before I even gave them a chance to start.
I’m back, though, and today is my first day of school. At least, I'm pretty sure I'm back. I plan on using positive reinforcement to keep me on track. Namely, lots and lots of refined sugars. I'll end up fat, sure, but at least I'll be educated.
Back to school and I don’t have a new outfit, but my hair is still pretty cool.
I like all of your faces.They are too cool for school.