It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s back to school and that means families all across the United States are getting their kids (and in some cases themselves) ready for back to school. So let me ask you a question, even though you’re all grown up and work full time do you miss going back to school?
I do. I get nostalgic this time of the year for overcrowded classrooms, busy college campuses and long nights filled with homework. I definitely don’t miss the sleepless nights and the feeling of always being ten minutes behind, but I do really miss going back to school and here’s why…
Buying school supplies
I love paper and pens. The smell of paper and books is very calming and for some strange reason I also really love the smell of ink on paper. Maybe it’s because I miss going back to school or maybe it’s because I have a weird paper fetish that’s about to be unleashed. I’m not too sure what it is but either way I still buy myself stationary at this time of the year in reminiscence of going back to school.
Shopping at the campus bookstore
I think this weird obsession is the exact reason why I became an avid reader after graduation. When I have a bad day at work I like to take my lunch break at the bookstore. I enjoy the calming atmosphere of bookstores because it helps me decompress. I think it’s directly attributed to my days spent in the campus bookstore.
The smell of fall in the air
I’ve said this time and time again on Dinks Finance and I’ll say it again, I love fall. Not only is my birthday in October, but fall is by far the prettiest season when it comes to landscapes. I know in most parts of the country you can’t go to the beach and enjoy long days during fall like you can in July and August, but trees changing from green to orange is just so beautiful.
Then of course there’s also the annual indulgence of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I look forward to that every year. Although I heard they’re changing the recipe this year and actually adding real pumpkin flavor, so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.
These are the two things I never liked about going back to school:
All the expenses that come with college
Going off to college is an exciting time in a young student’s life, but it’s also a very expensive time. I don’t miss taking out a student loan for tuition and spending hundreds of dollars of my hard earned money on books. That’s not even mentioning the cost of room and board.
Saying good-bye to friends
If you attend college in a city away from your hometown going back to school can be both happy and sad. It’s sad to leave old friends behind and say good-bye to them until next summer, but at the same time college life is exciting because you get to make new friends.
Do you miss going back to school?