August is the new September.

Happy Monday, all. Before I say anything else, I want to say thank you so much for your input on my post on creativity and selfishness. I appreciated hearing what you all thought and continuing the conversation. So thank you!

I go back to work on Tuesday. Schools out this way have begun switching over to a more or less year round schedule, which means school starts up in August. Being a teacher, I continue to think of the new year as starting in the fall. While I usually make a resolution or two on New Year's, the majority of my resolutions are made in September.

Though it's still ridiculously hot and the sun still sets relatively late, I have already found myself dreaming of fall days. Something about mentally preparing myself for a new school year also brings about an excitement for the new season. School and fall will forever be connected.

I'm looking forward to cardigans and cozy sweatshirts. New pens and cute notebooks and clean calendars. Caramel apple ciders and pumpkin spice lattes. Suede wedges and cognac boots.

And I'm excited to start again. To do better than last year and the year before that. To be more organized. And to meet new students and to have all the hope that the first day of school always holds.

August is the new September. What are you most looking forward to? And what changes are you hoping to make?
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10 comments:

  1. Love that notebook! I also love fall and everything thing that comes with it, except school for me, I am not a big fan :) what grade do you teach?

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  2. Blog notebook!! Remember those ideas we had back when we ate at Wild William's? Maybe we should get on those!! also congrats on 90 followers. I'm still stuck at 38 (oh yeah, I added one last week!!).

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  3. Those notebooks are great! I can't wait until fall!!!! Please come quick so I can wear sweaters.

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  4. hi! i saw your logo over on Al's blog Traffic Jelly & just wanted to let you know how adorable you did her new blog design. Its so cute! I love your design as well, just adorable! New follower :)

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  5. You had me at cognac boots (well, you had me LONG before that, but sealed the deal there!) Hope you had a lovely first day and everyone is LOVING your amazing work on my blog! Thanks!!!
    xoxox

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  6. I'm excited to meet you and be your newest follower! :) I am starting student teaching next week, and I think I can relate to you with thinking about resolutions and fall days. :)
    talesoftheyoungertwin.blogspot.com

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  7. This fall will be the first one where I don't go back to school! Instead, we'll be moving to another state and I am just so excited about those changes. I love fall and all of the fun things it brings.

    Also, I nominated you for a liebster award. If you are interested, you can find out more here:
    http://www.uncommonplaceblog.com/2012/08/liebster.html

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  9. i LOVE those notebooks. so adorable. and fall is totally my favorite too. pumpkin-flavored everything, crisp cool air, and fall clothes? sign me up! :)

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