Hey, all. Suze here. It’s Thursday approaching Labor Day, and in my corner of the world, at least, that means it’s almost Back to School time.
I should let you know that the teenaged Crown Prince of Hardydom asked me just a few minutes ago, over dinner: “So, Mom, what are you writing your blog about this week?” When I told him, he looked at me incredulously, wagged a French fry in my face, and proceeded to harangue me. The conversation went something like this:
CP of H: Can’t you write about something more interesting than that? Everybody will be writing about Back to School.
Suze: Well, no one on this blog has written about it yet.
CP of H: But it’s so boring. Mom, if you write about that, the other bloggers will vote you off the blog island.
I certainly hope it doesn’t come to that!
No matter how far out of formal schooling we find ourselves, I’d bet money that most of still operate mentally on a public school schedule. Once Labor Day rolls around, I always feel a little thrill of excitement. Crisp white notebook paper, pristine and full of potential. Fresh bright yellow number two pencils (don’t make any stray marks!) and long curls of wood shavings in a sharpener. Of course, I don’t use these things anymore now that I work exclusively on a computer, but the memories are strong. It’s time to quit screwing around and get down to business — finish up old projects, start new projects, make lists and plans. And of course there’s “school” shopping (BONUS–I just scored a pile of Land’s End preppy clothes on clearance!). There’s nothing like some new duds at the start of a season to give the ole spirits a lift.
I’ve been working on a To-Do List that’s growing by the day–and I’ve even checked a few things off it already!
It also doesn’t hurt that fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler weather and the colors, scents and sounds of September and October.
How about you? Do you feel a burst of energy and anticipation at the beginning of autumn? Or are you sad to see the summer end? What projects have you got planned for the next couple of months?
Oh, and if they do vote me off the blog island and snuff out my torch, thanks for the memories!