Friday, September 5, 2008

back to school

I love September. In fact September just might be my favorite month. I am sucker for the Indian summer weather and heading back to school, and even though I am not in school anymore, I still get nostalgic and long for brand new crisp notebooks, pointy new crayons, and fresh starts, and it dawned on me today that in 5 or 6 years I may be headed back to school all over again with Mr. Winston.Weird.

I've always found that back to school was the best time of year for me to set goals and try to start anew. I've never been to keen on New Years resolutions, maybe because I feel like they are made to be broken, or maybe because I am so tired from the holidays I can't bring myself to take on one more responsibility. At any rate, back to school means a fresh start and the chance to start of on the right foot. So, I'm using this as an opportunity for self reflection, as a chance to improve some things that need improving, and start some habits that need developing. Most center around juggling life with my little peanut and also figuring out how to manage other responsibilities, but I'm sure I can come up with plenty of things to work on. Which makes me curious to know, what is a goal that you can set headed into the end of the year? Don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you!

And in the grand tradition of back to school shopping, I am eyeing these clips found via Nesting


MarySue said...

I just decided yesterday to eat meat less. Found your fun blog through Katie in SLC who is my son's SIL. There, now this isn't so weird I hope. Happy motherhood.

Lauren said...
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Lauren said...

I love NY in the fall too. Fortunately I haven't had to do any rigorous 'back to school' shopping because you do all that stuff online here.

As far as goals - relax. Enjoy having a newborn. You can never repeat the excitement of having your first baby!


Jill said...

I'm trying to eat healthier and exercise 4 times a week. Nothing big but I need improvement! Brad and I also started a family book club. :) We both get to pick every other month.

I love this time of year too.


Kimberley said...

I absolutely love this time of year as well! I was thinking I am in need of some back to school shopping- I always love it when the stores fill with their fall colors and knits and wools... As for goals- we are going to minimize spending for a few months to save up for our next vaca!