It's been a while since I've posted last to this blog, but a new year also brings new starts (and restarts), and I'm excited to pick up where I left off.
This time of the year is always a little bittersweet for me. The warm, lazy days of summer are coming to a close, and it's time to shift gears. As a kid, summers seemed to stretch out endlessly. Now, it amazes me how quickly they come and go, and every August I lament the speed of life.
It's no different during the school year. Right now, next June seems eons away, but in a blink of an eye, I will be packing my milk crates and bags heading off for warm respite. If all goes as usual, come May, I will questioning where the time went.
It seems that, these days, life is moving at the speed of light. Is it technology? Instant gratification? Constant connectedness? It's time to focus on living in the moment. It's time to actively notice new things. I know that my students will have practice doing just that this year as they learn mindfulness. Maybe they'll be able to teach me a thing or two.