At long last the day has arrived.
Tomorrow is the first day of school for a multitude of folks. Freshman who were seniors just a few months ago will step foot into classrooms and start down the next road in their educational journey. Books will be opened, notes will be taken and most of all – the future will begin to learn how to change the world in various small and big ways.
I’ll begin school as well and I’m nervous – as nervous as anyone would be on their first day of school. I don’t remember my first day of high school – but I do remember my first day of college all those years ago in Durango at Fort Lewis College. I knew nobody there, I didn’t even know who my roommate was and hilariously enough – he didn’t know he was getting one.
It was an unlikely partnership. Evan was a climber, skier and everything else -ier. I was a computer nerd who liked playing computer games and being nerdy. He was accepting of me – which all these years later I am very thankful for his kindness. I didn’t fit in with anyone in the dorm and he put up with me. So, Evan – if you’re out there – thank you.
It was a very nervous time for me being away from the parents and on my own. I think that’s the word I’d use to describe my feeling about to tomorrow – nervousness. I’ll get over it and like I did in Durango I’ll put on my game face.
One day more. Onwards and upwards.