Oh boy – two more FULL weeks of summertime until I am back to school!
Although summer is officially my favorite season of the year, I do feel a jolt of excited energy for September. I love the beginning of a fresh, new year, whether it’s a new calendar year in January or a new school year in the fall.
This year, our family has three big changes:
-Jonas will be attending a nature pre-school this fall, the same program Edgar attended previously. He is pretty excited and so are we!
-Edgar is starting KINDERGARTEN. So bonkers exciting!
-I’ll be switching from the middle school I’ve been at for the last three years to being a school social worker at an elementary school.
As the start of the school year approaches – our first days are August 23 (me), August 30 (Edgar), and September 2 (Jonas) – I’ve found myself experiencing some butterflies about our new schedule. For the last few years (excluding COVID circumstances), I’ve left for work in the morning at about 6:30 a.m. and I’ve arrived at home at the end of the day by 3 p.m. This year, Edgar will attend school from 8ish to 3ish, and I’ll be at work from 9ish to 4/4:30 p.m. While I’m extremely excited about my new school, and happy to have so much time for myself and my family in the mornings, I feel a little worried about not getting home until 5 p.m. That feels stressful to me! I’m sure it will feel better once I’m in the swing of things, but definitely going to be an adjustment.
I am so excited to be able to have an easy-going(ish), luxurious morning. I’m not 100% sure of the timing of it – will I be able to take Edgar to school? will he be riding a school bus? – and what time will I need to leave to get to MY school on time? – but I know that if I continue my habit of waking up at 4 or 5 a.m., then that will give me a solid 2 – 3 hours of morning time to take care of any personal or family activities I’d like to get done. Writing, running, reading to the boys – all of the above – plenty of time. When I get more specifics about the details for my morning and Edgar’s arrival times, I’m sure I’ll dive deeper into the weeds regarding planning.
For now, I am just excited for new routines and new adventures. Happy almost September to all!