Back and (trying to be) better than ever (kind of) (i guess)

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Back and (trying to be) better than ever (kind of) (i guess)

Me annoying my Lily Kuhn, 11, as she tries to take a cute picture for her sister.

Me annoying my Lily Kuhn, 11, as she tries to take a cute picture for her sister.

Me annoying my Lily Kuhn, 11, as she tries to take a cute picture for her sister.

Me annoying my Lily Kuhn, 11, as she tries to take a cute picture for her sister.

Hannah Smith, Editor in Chief

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So, I’m back. Have you missed me these past two weeks? While I’ve been gone reality has really set in. At the start of my very first column, I opened with this funny remark about how it’s past Labor Day and the school year has officially begun. However, looking back now I realize how wrong I was. I still was riding the end of the summer wave. I was excited to see people and get back into a solid routine.
We are now nearing the end of the first quarter, and, to be completely honest with you, I was considering dropping this whole plan to write a weekly column. I thought it was a failed experiment. That as editor-in-chief I didn’t possibly have the time to write 300 words every week, and I’m not wrong.
I don’t have the time; I don’t make the time. But I’m going to do it anyway because that’s all I really can do. My staff writers work around the clock to give you guys great content, and if I don’t do the same then why am I even here?
In general, I feel the same about school. I think over this summer I’ve had the school system deglamorized for me. It no longer feels like a critical thing, and therefore my motivation to do well has kind of gone with it.
Despite this new perspective and my loss of motivation I still knew that I couldn’t fail my classes. So I went through the motions. I filled out some worksheets and tried to make the best of it.
That’s what I’m doing now; I’m typing away on my keyboard and trying to make the best of it.
When I sat down to write my very first column I opened this article and one of the first statements that after two weeks every columnist loses steam and struggles. I thought for sure I would make it at least a month before that happens, but the guy hit it right on the head. However, looking back now I realize how wrong I was. 🙂

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