Today is my last first day of school (not counting any possible graduate school). It's crazy to think that it was 17 years ago when I got frustrated with my mom for wanting to take pictures of my first day of preschool when I really just wanted to get to class already. (I would have shared those awesome pictures of my irritated death glare in front of the school, but I didn't think to drag them out this summer.)
Even though I am not nearly as excited to start school this year as I was then, I am still looking forward to this year. This is most likely (unless I freelance after college) my last year where napping after lunch and watching cartoons in the morning is perfectly acceptable. It's the last time I can drop what I'm doing and go for a run any time of day. It's also the last year that getting up at 8 a.m. is early. Instead of a purple plastic lunch box, I will head off to school laptop in hand to tackle one last year.