This time of year always brings back a hint of a melancholy feeling, back to school time. Back in the years of elementary through high school, even though I was sad that summer was over, I looked forward to going back to school. I loved going to Walmart to get my notebooks, pens, pencils etc. I loved picking out a new Jansport backpack and couldn't wait to fill the pockets with my new supplies. I loved getting my new clothes and planned out what days I'd wear them the first week. I loved in elementary school finding out what teacher I got. I loved in jr. high and high school getting my schedule and organizing my school supplies by subject.
I sure do miss school. Even though after the first week I was usually over it, I still miss it. Every time I run to Walmart I get a hankering to buy me some school supplies. When I go to department stores I inhale the new clothes scent. (it's just not the same getting new clothes anymore seeing as I pay for them.) I miss backpacks. I miss smelling school lunch cooking through the halls and getting so excited to eat it (especially in elementary. The lasagna and spaghetti were my favorites). I miss recess. I miss hanging out in the halls or outside at lunch with my friends, feeling cool. I miss doodling on paper and teachers drowned on and on. Times were simple then. And though I absolutely love my life right now, sometimes I miss simpler days.