Happy New Year!
Not literally, of course. But to me, Labor Day has always really felt more like the start of the year than New Year’s Day.
I’m not sure why, but autumn just feels more like the natural beginning of things to me The lazy freedom of summer is over, the days are getting shorter, school is back in session at every level from kindergarten to college. It seems like it’s time to buckle down and get to work.
It’s more of a fresh start. There’s something in the air that brings people together. It’s a shared sense of responsibility, an energy, a new purpose. Compare that with January. Let’s face it, January just feels like a continuation of winter, not the start of something fresh and new.
So, Happy New Year. May it be filled with wonder and possibilities!