Yes, you read that title correctly. "Why The Back To School Season Is The Best Part Of The Year".
"But Makenzee," you might be saying to yourself, "with all the complaining that you do about various things during the school year, how can you say that going back is the best part of the whole year?! What about Halloween?! What about Christmas?! WHAT ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?! What about all of the other good, non-school related things that you've written about before?!"
Well, allow me to explain myself.
The back to school season is amazing for many different reasons. Sure, I often complain about certain things, like finals week, assignment deadlines, and massive research papers, but we have to take the good with the bad. The good in this case being the ability to see many of my friends who I haven't seen in months. In many cases, they've moved beyond the realm of "friends" and into the realm of my "family". Given the fact that I spend a majority of the year with them, it only makes sense that I would miss them deeply when we're separated.
My next reason for claiming that the back to school season is the best part of the year is going to be considered "controversial" by some, and I'm sure many will disagree with me on this, but it's my article so I can write basically anything that I want.
I like the back to school season because I like to learn. I like going back to classes to learn about something completely new, or to continue building my knowledge about certain topics. Yes, I often have my complaints about how these things are done, but as long as they are being done, I am content to go through these things to the best of my ability. Honestly, there are so many courses and topics covered at school that I would probably never encounter on my own,which is part of why I love coming back to school.
One of the reasons that the back to school season is the best time of year to me is because it finally allows me the sense of independence that I am not afforded at home. After having a second ankle surgery in May, I have been painfully dependent on the aid of other people for many of the most basic tasks. As someone who likes to be as independent as possible, this has been one of the roughest summers in recent memory. Now that I am back at school, I am significantly less dependent on other people and I am able to show how independent I can be.
So there you have it. The back to school season is the time of year marked by some of the biggest and most desired changes in my life. I get to see my friends again, I get to learn so much more than I would on my own, and I get to be independent again. It's the best part of the year for me because it changes everything.