Two of my grandkids started school on Tuesday. The other two start today. A new year. Full of hope and promise and possibilities. For kids, and anyone else tied to the academic world, this “new year” is probably a lot more significant than the one that starts on January 1. And then there’s the fiscal year. For me, at work, that begins on July 1. It’s not quite a fresh start – many projects flow from year to year – but there are new goals and deadlines and a nice fresh budget to work with.
For sports fans there are lot of new years. The new year for my Red Sox begins in April. And hopefully runs through October.
I like the beginning of a new year. The concept of a fresh start. I make all kinds of resolutions and goals and write them down in the Daytimer I live by. The personal ones get made in January; the job related ones happen in July. Although this year was a little different. For the first time in decades, the job goals were only for six months. I’ll be retiring in December. Whew! Talk about a new beginning.
How about you? When does your year begin, or do you have more than one? Is it a biggie for you, with goals and resolutions, or does it just sort of slide by? Hmmmm, maybe I'll do my next blog about goals and new year resolutions. Would you share yours?
Unwriting progress: From 150,000 words down to 119,000. (not much writing time since my last post)
I'm currently enjoying: A Murder Hatched by Donna Andrews (not much reading time either)
Quote of the day: An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out. - Will Rogers