Friday, August 17, 2012

Looking Forward

Today is officially the last weekday of summer for my children. Come Monday morning, everything changes. There will be no more staying up until 2:00 am writing, reading, or watching TV. There will be no more sleeping past nine and then waking up slowly. There will be no more homework-free afternoons, or spur of the moment trips to the lake or the mall.


But. But. BUT. It also means my family will be back on a sort-of schedule again. And that means I will *hopefully* have more writing time. The kids will have somewhere important to go every day, and their social skills will get a workout. And they’ll be getting smarter every day, and…

See? There’s a silver lining to this situation.

Even if you don’t have kids, the beginning of school sort-of signifies oncoming autumn, the harvest, and the end of an important cycle of life.

*sings the Circle of Life at the top of my lungs*

You know what? I’m looking forward to the next cycle. The next season. The next big thing.

What about you? What are you looking forward to?


Cindy Beck, author said...

Okay, I KNOW you can sing, but you don't ever let us actually hear you. Still, I got a chuckle out of you (mentally) singing "The Circle of Life" for us.

Nice post, Nichole. :)

J.R. Johansson said...

I love new big things! :) Can't wait for more and more of them.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

You sound so excited, and that's wonderful! It's Monday morning, so I'm betting you're in the midst of getting those kids out the door. :)