It has been over two months since any school extra-curricular activities have been allowed due to COVID-19.
That may come to an end in the coming weeks.
The University Interscholastic League, via its Twitter account, said on Tuesday that summer workouts and activities could begin on June 8, although the details were yet to be finalized.
"UIL is aware of Gov. Abbott's May 18 announcement and is actively working with appropriate state officials to allow schools to begin limited summer strength & conditioning and marching band activities on June 8. Once finalized, details will be released to schools," the tweet stated.
TAPPS, which is not governed by the UIL, announced summer activities for its member schools will begin on June 1.
This will be an interesting time, as have the past two months.
While coaches and athletes will be looking to make up for lost time and preparing for the fall seasons, when we all expect schools to resume some sort of normal classroom and extracurricular activities, June and July are also usually times for families to vacation, visit family out of town, just get away.
As it seems we have moved past the worst of this pandemic, we all are looking forward to regaining a sense of normalcy in our daily lives. More businesses are opening up, more activities are being allowed, and more of what we were used to is starting to come back into focus.
It will be a time of give-and-take, of compromise. No one will get everything they want, just as they want it, but life does go on.
If there's anything these past two months have taught us, it is that.
Many schools have already observed some form of graduation for the senior class of 2020. Some have plans to do so as limitations are lifted.
If the UIL and TAPPS move forward with their dates for summer activities, it will be done before every 2020 senior has received a diploma and before every school has held a ceremony for the graduates.
I am looking forward to the day coaches pick up their whistles once again, and student-athletes begin preparations for the fall seasons and beyond. I am also glad, I don't have any high school kids, as I am looking forward to taking my family on a small getaway once my youngest graduates in late June.
It will be an exciting time when schools resume any type of activity, but it won't be without its own issues.