The Blessing of School

By CJ Kallevig

I miss school. 

Now I know that if you’re in middle school or high school, that’s a rather weird statement to make. Miss school? That’s crazy!

But I do. I honestly miss going to school. Here’s why:

When you are in school/college, it’s a lot easier to see your friends. Now that I have graduated, I don’t see my friends nearly as often. When we do want to see each other, it has to be planned out decently far in advance. It’s not the “I’ll see you tomorrow!” kind of friendship. However, that does help me cherish the friendships that I have. When you only see someone every now and then, you treasure those moments you get with them. I have two best friends. One lives in Minnesota, and one lives in New York. I don’t get to see either of them very often at all. But when we do get to see each other, the hours fly by. 

Another I miss about school? Learning. I miss getting to sit down and just learn about the most random things. You still learn when you are out of school, but it’s not the same. When you’re in school, your entire focus is learning about the things you want to learn about. Now, I often don’t have the energy to learn or to dig deep into the things I want to focus on. So, Students, learn all that you can. Take those random credits or classes that look interesting.

Lastly, I miss the campus feel. Some of you know what I mean; when you step onto a college campus or into a high school, there is a different feeling in the air. Now it may just be the AXE body spray (I hope not). To be honest, I think the atmosphere is different at a school because it is a stopping point. School does not last forever, no matter how much you think it does or how much you want it to.

So, Students, hold on to these times. Hold on to the memories, the laughter, the friendships that you have. You never know how long you have with these people. And if you’re in your first few weeks of college, don’t worry. You’ll find your groups to be involved in, and you will find some amazing friends. When you do, it’s going to be some of the best times of your life. 

Please know of my prayers for all of you this school year. 

God bless you all, and I will see you in the Eucharist.

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