Tomorrow is the first day of school for our students. I’ve had 26 plus years of these first days, but I still get excited. Yes, I do love school supplies and the shopping trips to Target and Staples for new notebooks and pens and post its. This year I even purchased a fake candle with a vanilla scent to make my room feel calm and inviting. And yes, of course I love buying all sorts of new books to share with teachers and students. But beyond the special lunch box and newly sharpened pencils, I just love the idea of starting again, outgrowing ourselves (teachers and students), and trying to grow our work from good to great, and then from great to even better. We are lucky to be in a field where we get to do this over and over and over again.
I wish all of you who have started, are starting tomorrow, or are beginning the year in a few days or weeks, a very happy New Year! Let’s make it the greatest year yet!