Monday, September 7, 2009

A New Beginning

The arrival of Labor Day has always been the sign of new beginnings for me. I guess it goes waaaay back to those school days.
Unlike most kids, I always looked forward to the first day of school. It was a new beginning - new teachers, new friends, new routines, new knowledge and a chance to make a new start. Any mistakes or bad habits seemed to be erased after Labor Day. You had a fresh slate. I always like that idea and I guess I still do.
Even tonight as I prepare to return to work tomorrow, I have plans to be better organized and productive. (fingers crossed!)
This weekend as I drove around looking at the trees just beginning to turn to those beautiful colors of reds, golds and oranges I wondered if they looked forward to a new beginning too. They have the opportunity each year to shed themselves and start fresh in the spring. Any imperfections of the past year are raked away and next Spring holds the possibility of a better self.
Ahhhhh, I love Autumn.


  1. Kim,

    I loved going back to school in September too and also LOVE the autumn! I like your suggestion about a word a week...NL words and will start this Friday and post the answers on Monday. I will be heading to the mainland for the next few weeks, to visit family in Montreal and Toronto. I hope to stop by at Deanne's store!!!

  2. Julie, Enjoy your vacation and try to get to Deanne's shop. Her new location is beautiful and she has lots of great "eye candy" in every corner.

  3. Hi Kim,

    Like you, many of us feel like September is the beginning of the new year - more than January. No matter how old we are, we still feel that urge to buy new notebooks and pencils. And wear that new outfit on the first day, despite the fact that it's a wool kilt and it's 4000 degrees out.
    In point of fact, as far as our achievements and even our social lives are concerned, it really was a whole new year. Maybe that's why it's so hard to shake.
    I think September resolutions are a much better idea than New Year's ones. And I think we keep them a bit better.