It has arrived. You can smell it in the hot, muggy air. The end of summer is looming. Sure, sure, the official end of summer doesn’t get here for another month. The summer weather doesn’t even seem to be letting up. But the fair has arrived, and I just finished my mini-doughnuts, and that means that the end is near, because summer REALLy ends when Labor Day rolls through and the First Day of School arrives, to the disdain of many children and the relief of many parents.
For the first time in two decades, this typically defining moment doesn’t really change anything for me… This year I’m not a student, and I’m not a teacher. I could actually start thinking about life in terms of calendar years, and not school years. But after twenty years of starting fresh in September, I just can’t give it up. It’s my favorite time of the year. Fresh notebooks and pens, drawing up new schedules I swear I’m actually going to stick to, feeling energized and ready to take on a new challenge…
So, in the spirit of starting fresh, the blog is getting a little renovation this week. I’ve already begun, but I’m playing with the format, so if it’s kind of a mess this week, I promise it won’t be by next Tuesday! I’m excited to get back to the day to day blogging that didn’t happen this summer and I’m looking forward to catching up on reading my favorite bloggers, and reaching out to new readers.
There are new adventures on my horizon. I’m not totally sure what they are, but they’re coming, ready or not. And you can read about them right here.
So lets soak up these last few sweet days of summer. They’re almost gone!