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?