Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back to School Doldrums

by Rachel Whitley

Southern Beauty Shop series (Lila Dare)

I am, like, totally not believing that it's almost time to start back to school. My summer has totally evaporated. I haven't done half the things I planned to do. I worked at Violetta's, of course, 'cause I'm really trying to save for college, and I went to the beach, like, half a dozen times with my friends, but that's it. I haven't even started on the AP English reading list, even though checked a couple of the books out of the library. I tried to read The Sound and the Fury, but got totally bogged down. Have you ever read it? Other than that Mississippi sounds almost as hot as it is here in Georgia, that book is totally lame. Still, I have to read it and three other books before school starts.

I can't get my head around the fact that I'm going to be a senior this year. A senior! Everyone says senior year is the best, but I'm kind of scared already about what comes after. I'm not going to think about that yet. I'm going to try out for a couple of the plays this year--I think Mrs. Poindexter, the drama teacher, wants to do High School Musical. I can't dance, but it might be fun to try out anyway. I'm hoping to be on the yearbook staff, too. It seems like it would be fun to take photos of all the sporting events and band concerts and dances and everything. And the prom committee. I'm sure no one will ask me to prom--well, pretty sure--but I think it would be fun to come up with a theme and help with decorations. Maybe Violetta would, like, offer some kind of deal at her salon and a bunch of us girls could come and get our hair done up fancy and go to the dance together.

You know, maybe school starting up again won't be so bad.


  1. Word of advice... enjoy school while you go. Grades are important, yes, but so are friends and out-of-school activites. Have a great senior year!

  2. And be sure to enjoy what's left of this summer!

  3. Good luck with the reading list! Your senior year sounds like it will be exciting.

  4. Take it as it comes and enjoy every minute of it. Participate in all the activities and study hard. You'll get through it and then wonder what you were so worried about.

  5. Do all that you want to do and enjoy your senior year.

  6. You poor little thing. Having to read The Sound and the Fury during summer vacation is just cruel.