Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First Day of School Jitters

Tomorrow morning is my first day back at school. We’re on the quarter system and it’s slightly medieval, so that’s why we have such a late start date.

It seriously doesn’t matter how old I get, though, because the first day of school rolls around and I get a pack of butterflies in my stomach. You’d think it was the first day of kindergarten I get so nervous (you know, I counted yesterday and realized that if the university had grades, I would be in 20th grade this year).

It’s a good kind of nervous, mostly. I love school. Never mind that I’m an adult now, never mind that I’m teaching college students, I still find myself awake the night before, asking the same questions. Will I fit in? What if I’m not pretty or popular enough? Will the other kids like me? Will my students like me? What if my classes are too hard?

I guess the lesson here is, you’re never too old to get scared. I hope I remember to tell my children that.

So in honor of the first day of school, here’s a little blast from the past…

THEN

SchoolDaze1

NOW

SchoolDays

Obviously my fashion sense came at an early age. If that elephant sweater still fit…I would still wear it to class. Especially with polka-dots.

What about you? Anyone ever have a day as a grown-up where they thought, I’m not old to be doing this! I still need someone to pack my lunch and hold my hand when I cross the street?

love, elizabeth

PS: Fall giveaway the day after TOMORROW.

9 comments:

Janet @ Made For This said...

Love it, Baby Girl!

Meredith said...

um, you are a NUGGET!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

lol! how cute were you as a little girl! i feel like that whenever i have a presentation of some kind! nerves is a good thing i heard. Loved your wedding song too...beautiful! thanks for sharing!

Karm said...

When I was in 6th grade I still wanted my mom to come with me on my first day of school. Haha It wasn't til we got to school that I noticed there were no parents... meh. But I was still happy she came, even though she didn't want to come haha
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

Alexandria said...

Have a good first day! You look fabulous :)

Jennifer said...

Hope you have a great first day of school! I think you look fabulous in both pictures! (o:

Savannah said...

This is so cute! I love your socks from when you were little, too cute!

ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

I hope your first day was great! Such great photos. :)

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

That first picture... that's the little Elizabeth I remember. :) <3

Love you friend!!

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