Here we are notebooks in hand, pencils freshly sharpened and a new pack of 24 Crayola Crayons ready to face the classroom again. I know, I know many of us haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in quite some time. But doesn’t the calendar page turning from August to September automatically take you back to getting ready for school? With the weather we’ve been having on the Coastside I’ve defintely been thinking Indian Summer – without the glorious oranges and reds of the Fall leaves, but with lots of unsually warm temperatures.
The air is deliciously full of possibility this time of year; a pre-schooler is suddenly entering elementary school, a shy child has discovered her peers and bounds into middle school, an awkward adolescent has blossomed overnight into a high school student who will soon disappear into the “real world!” And it occurred to me that we are all those individuals every time we step out to try something new as “students of life.”
I am so grateful that I have the ability to tap into my creativity to help me cope with the challenges I encounter along the way. Being able to dream, to hunger for something more, to risk falling by reaching beyond my grasp for new experiences and stepping into the unknown. What shall I be today? The options are just too exquisite and I’m hugging myself in anticipation.
I wish you freshly sharpened pencils, pages of unblemished paper, a wild pallet of pigments and time to create a splendidly educational opportunitity for yourself – as only you can…