After School Woosah.

an illustration by alleanna harris of a teenage girl laying on the floor in the sunlight

As a kid and a teen, one of my favorite things was the moment right after I got home from school. I would walk through the front door, take off my backpack, peel out of my jacket… and then lay on the floor. That’s it. I’d just lay there. Doing completely nothing. And if it was sunny, I’d lay in the sunlight. I still do it randomly. If I don’t have anything to do, I just lay down and stare at the ceiling. I don’t know why it’s so relaxing for me, but it just is.

The Last Moments of Summer

a drawing by alleanna harris of a girl looking out of her window at a late summer sunset

You know what was weird for me as a kid? Going to bed during the first couple weeks of back to school time. It’s so clearly summer, but it’s not. It’s still light outside when it’s time for bed and it’s still warm, but it feels different. I always wondered if the difference was in my head. I guess the only thing you really can do is soak up the last moments of summer.