When did they reduce the summer to two weeks? Whose idea was that? After 75,600 minutes of school, you would think we would get more than 57 minutes of summer, but that’s what it feels like.
Oh well. I expect most of you are starting school one week from today, and most of the rest of you start your motors in two weeks. No matter how you look at it, another school year is about to begin.
Are you ready? Actually, that’s not the relevant question. It’s going to happen whether you are ready or not. I remember hearing that point from a friend of mine who had participated in one of those insane “boot camp” activities where you gather with a group of similarly like-minded (i.e., equally insane) people at 5:00 a.m. for a vigorous physical workout. My friend pointed out that whether you were “ready” for the day’s activities did not matter. When the starting gun goes off, you start.
Nevertheless, there are a few things you can do to put yourself in the right frame of mind for what’s about to befall you. Here at the Daily Dawg, we will devote this week to thoughts about the upcoming school year and your preparation.
DAWG BONE: READY OR NOT—HERE THEY COME!