Some Actually Quite Good Things About Going Back To School
New wardrobe, new stationery and CHRISTMAAAAS.
Having to trade those lie ins and daily Geordie Shore marathons for 7AM starts and scratchy school skirts might not be filling you with excitement for a brand new term, but there are actually a few bright sides to going back to school or college.
Don't believe us? Here's a few reasons why school starting is actually going to be way more fun than you're expecting...
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New year = new you
If you're happy with who you are then that'a bloody marvellous, but if you fancy a whole new era of *you* then a new term is the perfect time to do a Taylor Swift and reinvent yourself a little. Be that through a killer haircut worthy of a Hadid or by joining a sports team you've always secretly dreamt about being the star of, now is the time to give it a try.
Buying all of the school supplies
If stationery is your crack then this is your time to shine. Go mental with the new pens, crisp notebooks and snazzy backpacks. Just tell your mum that you need it if she wants you to get shit done this tem.
(Side note: maybe avoid using the word 'shit'. Mums tend to dislike that and might be more likely to ground you than you give you access to her credit card.)
Pretending to be an organised human for about a week
Those well-intentioned promises to be organised, on time and always hand in your homework might be shortlived, but at least you get to make a pretty, colour-coordinated timetable and feel good about yourself while you're at it.
Catching up with your pals
Yes you've spent all summer basically living at your best mate's house, but it's also kinda nice to see all those friends who you haven't heard much out of apart from the odd Snapchat all summer long.
First day back gossip
If anything is going to rival a morning spent snoozing until noon, it's seeing who got a bad haircut over the summer and finding out who in your class snogged who in the ASDA car park during the hols.
The first party of the year
Summer inevitably means half of your crew are away at any given moment, reducing the party options. Having everyone back together for the first house party of the year means extra excitement, fun and opportunities for gossip-inducing events. SCORE.
New term, new crush
Summer might've passed in a flash but we bet you two quid and a bag of Malteasers that someone in your year has unexpectedly Neville Longbottomed into a hottie over the past six weeks. And who better for you to fantasise about during double maths..?
Let us introduce us to the mathematical formula way more important than anythung Pythagoras ever had to say: Back to school = autumn = whole new wardrobe = SHOPPING.
Crunchy leaves and Pumpkin Spice Latte season
Summer is great but - prepare for a controversial statement here - autumn might actually be better. Think the first cold and crisp days, wearing a coat again, snuggling up in knitwear and crunching on leaves. Then there's Halloween and Bonfire Night and, of course, Pumpkin Spice Lattes to look forward to slurping. Yum.
All of the good TV starts again
Winter is the time to ignore your homework in favour of laying on the sofa watching telly until your eyeballs hurt, and luckily all your favourite shows will be back with brand new series to allow you to do just that.
You're going to make your brain bigger
We love Keeping Up With The Kardashians as much as the next person but if you want to balance out the likelihood of watching seven seasons back to back causing your brain to atrophy then it's time to put it to work and actually learn some educational stuff.
If none of the others have swayed you then this is the one that's going to do it, because going back to school means it's a matter of weeks until you can start counting down until Christmas. God rest ye baby Jesus - thanks for giving us an excuse to get presents, wear party dresses and have at least something to get us through this never ending term.
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