• AF

Meet and Greet

Updated: Oct 11, 2018

Was the start of the school year always a climactic point of your year? Do you remember the mental preparation it needed? It basically took all summer counting down for when summer was going to be over. Then, the closer we got to the start of the school year, the higher the anxiety. There were the times that we were too young to realize that competing for the world’s loudest tantrum would still land us in Ms. Nice Lady’s class. It seemed like the hardest thing we ever had to do, right? It was and still is also like that for our loved ones. That moment of "see ya later" felt like a forever long heartbreak that only faded with the feeling of their presence again. Now, in this digital world, we see everyone’s first day of school, along with all the behind the scenes.

Starting school is such a big deal.

Each year, we went through this same kind of different. As we age, different anxieties come into play: friends, academics, health, finances, and often, a search for identity. There is this overshadowing stress, either forms of fear or excitement, of what's about to happen next.

Think about it.

We knew that we would leave school at a certain time, there would be activities involved, and that everything was done with organization around similarly civilized people. There were seemingly trusted individuals involved and the risk factor of it was low. Somehow, even the start of something familiar overwhelmed us. Why? Fast forward to present day, we