Today was the first day back at school. Although it was a bit challenging to wake up, once I was back in the halls, it was like we never left. It is funny how no one really changes much. We go from break, then back to school, break, and then back to school, and everything is right where you left it. My blazer hanging haphazardly on the small metal hook near the bottom of my locker. The collection of crumpled papers abandoned behind my binders. My huge chemistry textbook all by its lonesome at the floor of my locker, to big to fit with the others. The top shelf of my locker, still barley in reach and sight, (I am incredibly short). The people even, right where you left them scattered down the halls most in clumps, some in twos, a few brave ones stalk alone. Some penciling something on paper, a few peering in to a phone. Right where they were left it seems, right where everything was left.
New Year’s Resolutions are always very popular, however they are often forgotten after a few weeks. January Intentions turn in to February fall out. I have the intention to keep mine. Yes, I did make some resolutions. In the past, I gave little thought to this cliche tradition, but this year the idea fascinates me.The idea that we are given a chance, once a year, to commit something to yourself for yourself. A promise to keep through the year. Here are a couple of mine.
Be Grateful and Happy
Be Observant and Present