This is an essay by Brandon Monk.
Do you remember those first few weeks of school when you came back with new supplies and endless energy and resolutions to do things right this year? Surely, I’m not alone here. I haven’t quite experienced anything like it since I became an adult. Don’t get me wrong, I do get excited about new books or a new notebook, but my level of enthusiasm just isn’t the same now as it was when I was a kid. Maybe that’s because I pay for it now. Maybe I’m just a curmudgeon.
The good news: I can see the school buses lining up. Kids are at Target buying back to school supplies. We can be young again.
As school either starts or gets ready to start it’s a good opportunity for all of us to reflect, reevaluate, and recommit to learning.
You can set an example for those watchful kid eyes, those impressionable young minds. Learning isn’t about showing up and being fed information. It’s also about curiosity, creation, and about finding something each day that lets you say you’ve grown.