Monday, August 30, 2010

The "New Year"

I don't know about you - but I certainly feel more excitement for the new year that starts in September, than the one that starts in January. There's always more motion, more of a buzz, and quite frankly - I make twice as many resolutions at the beginning of the school year than I do on New Year's Day. It's easier to fit things  in as I make a new schedule.



Maybe it's because it's my SENIOR YEAR, but I feel a very special buzz on this, the first day of school.

I'm smiling on campus.

This is new. Well, sort of. Typically I keep my eyes turned down, hastily trying to speed-walk to my next destination. Fend for yourselves slash survival of the fittest, you know.

But I'm excited for the people and the places and the classes.

Not to mention my great schedule, the lack of rehearsal and the change in work space.

I'm excited for the resolutions, the gym membership, the ambitions and habits I've already begun. Like the fact that I'm actually taking time to READ BOOKS. Reading. I am reading them all. All of the books.

And I have this big, squishy feeling that it's going to be a great year.


  1. Yup!

    I decided this year that I was going to be the one saying hi to people as I walk by them rather than be the one who has someone else say hi to me, spend a few fractions of a second overcoming my surprise, then awkwardly saying hi back, fighting back those overtones of surprise in my voice.

  2. I feel the same way with my new job... I will try to be the nice person at work and not the mean one ;) BTW- love the history podcast, thanks for the recommend!