The last day of the school year and the first day of the school year are two of the happiest days.
My daughters returned to school today, and there was much rejoicing.
The kids are excited about new adventures, new teachers, and old friends.
The parents are excited to have some structure back in their kids’ days. Last week my daughters were stretching the bonds of sisterhood as well as each others’ patience (and mine). School resumed just in time.
There’s a delight to a new beginning of any sort, especially as a school kid. Crisp, unfilled notebooks. Fresh pencils and new pens. New teachers and classmates.
Possibilities dazzle. Anything could happen.
Even though I’m not in school, the rhythm of the season works for me, too. It’s a chance for me to start fresh as well. The daily routines that school days impose on my family can reinstill some discipline in my life.
I’m recommitting to daily habits that the leisurely pace of the summer months saw me neglect.
School is back. So is my focus. Time to get busy being more awesome.