When I was a little girl I remember labeling and assembling all my school supplies weeks before school started. I loved the way the notebooks and pencils looked, all new, crisp, and shiny, and the way they felt smooth and clean in my hands. To this day I still have a habit of ruffling the side of book pages, feeling absent-mindedly how smooth the side of the book feels as I read or listen in class. I don’t know what it all means but I do know it hasn’t gone away. On a side note, I think Ryan has inherited my addiction to school supplies – he loves his notebooks and bookbags very much – it’s so cute!
It is a good feeling to have gone back to school after wanting to for about 15 years. I remember in 1995 first considering that I would like to go back to college after that time being absent for 9 years. When I graduated in 1987 I had been going for 3 1/2 years, and even though I didn’t realize it at the time I think I needed a break simply from not knowing what I really wanted to do with my life. Continue reading