Nostalgia is death, right?
Nostalgia certainly can be death, but it can also be a fun way to make your current, stagnant existence feel new again. And what better way to inject a youthful spring into your step than by reliving all the fun associated with the start of a new school year?
Remember laying out your first day of school outfit on your bed? Nervously wondering if any of your friends would think you’d changed after a summer away at camp? Getting ready to face the year without braces on your teeth or glasses covering half your face?
Now imagine all of that tingly, butterflies-in-your-stomach excitement, but updated to exclude actually having to go to school and, like, learn anything. Amazing, right?
Here’s our list of some of the things we miss most about going back to school, along with some updated, grown-up ways of enjoying the season even though you’ve long since graduated Horace Greeley High School.