Sunday, 18 August 2013

The "Back to School" feeling

It usually starts in August, and this is why I sometimes don't like the month. I have blogged about it in French earlier this month. It is often triggered by one trip in the shop. And you are stuck with it: the "back to school" feeling. it got me. Again. There is advertisement everywhere in the shops reminding parents to buy new clothes for their children, furniture to get back to school and reminding me of the end of summer holidays. I know I do not have summer holidays anymore, not automatically, but I have been conditioned since childhood to have the same dreary feeling when I see all this. August is the time to renew your autumnal wardrobe, buy new shoes and gradually start getting into the mood of a new working season. Don't get me wrong, I love autumn. But the days in August leading to it, I often feel melancholic, a feeling triggered by the preparations to the new school year around me.


suzanne said...

Since I am no longer the one preparing to go back to school, I now look forward to the beginning of September. It's a bit like a new year starting. And of course, the beginning of autumn. But I do remember that dreary feeling well.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, I used to feel that pull in August too. But now that I've been out of university for 30 years, the workforce has successfully ground it out of me.

Guillaume said...

I am glad some people got over it. I am looking forward to the beginning of September, it is August that gives me the dread. Maybe because I worked as a teacher after my studies.