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?