One of the perks of working in education is that you get to start fresh twice a year.
I love new beginnings and starting fresh. Always have. Sure, technically and theoretically you can start fresh at any point in time. But the mind doesn’t do much with technically and theoretically, the mind wants perceived order, goes on how something feels and likes symbolism.
If we think of starting fresh, doing something different, it can really help to find a point in time that we can assign meaning to.
January first, the start of a new week on a Monday. Our birthdays. Summer solstice (longest day), winter solstice (longest night)…and september first.
The start of a new school year is another one of those moments for me. At the end of August I get reflective and excited, thinking on how I spent my previous year and planning ahead on how I want to spend the next.
For today, all I want to ask you: If today is a new beginning, what would you take with you and what would you leave behind?
What will you use this new beginning for?