Today marks the beginning of a new school year.
It also is the beginning of the Jewish New Year…Rosh Hashana.
This week, so much is new.
My oldest two started high school. 9th graders. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that I am old enough for my children to be that old.
My middle two started a new middle school. With the redistricting, they were moved from one middle school to another.
My youngest started 1st grade at a new school in a different district than his siblings today. He carried on this morning like his lungs were being ripped out through his nostrils. Seriously. A true Academy Award winning performance.
This new school year is the first year since the restructuring of our school district and it should prove to be interesting. Larger class sizes and less classroom help. I’m hoping for the best, both on the school’s part and my children. Trying their best from the best we can offer them. It will have to be enough.
Everyone is gone. My house is quiet. The laundry is all caught up. It’s neat, for a few moments.
I have a chance to think, to breathe, to reflect, to plan. For the next few days, months but also, for the year. To look ahead and see exactly what I want, mark a path and not be afraid to follow it, one foot in front of the other.
So, with this new year upon us. Both school and Jewish…
I wish everyone, all my friends and their families, peace, sweetness and all good things. May this year be smooth, free of obstacles and hurdles, on your journey to whatever and wherever you want it to go.
Happy New Year…
and have a happy new year.