Saturday, August 25, 2007
Back to School No More
While everyone is going back-to-school shopping and buying all new pencils, notebooks and school clothes, I am entering the world of "official adulthood." No more back-to-school madness for me, and truth be told, it's a little sad. I remember taking my list sent out by the teachers to Staples with my mom and we'd weave up and down the isles looking for just the right notebook or the cutest mechanical pencils. I'd delight in picking out folders and binders and dream of being the most organized and stylish girl in my class. I'd pack up my back-pack and set it in my bedroom, all ready to go for the first day of school.
I'd pick my outfit out weeks in advance, and the night before school started, I'd lay it out on my floor. I usually tried to go to bed insanely early so I'd be sure to be well rested. I always got up way before the sun so I could make sure my hair was just right and my clothes looked just as cute as it did when I picked it out.
Ah, those were the days. As I got older, I became less and less consumed with back-to-school festivities. Towards my later years in college, there were times when I wouldn't even buy the books until weeks into the class, when we finally needed them for our first assignment. Often, I went to the first day of school without a back-pack and just bought a pencil in the bookstore on my way to class. I guess after sixteen years of school, the "first day" starts to lose its charm.
Luckily, as the magic of a first day of school wears off, it is replaced by the excitement of a full-time career job. I started on Thursday at Utah Valley Magazine, and I couldn't be happier. I love the office environment and everyone I work with, and I'm excited about what I'll be doing there. I feel blessed to be given this opportunity - and now I'm dying to go "back to work" shopping at See Jane Work, where they have the CUTEST office supplies I have ever seen. In fact, I'm thinking of ordering one of these mouse pads (pictured above) just because I can.