I have a confession: I don’t get the whole “New Year’s Eve” hype. January 1 doesn’t feel any different to me than December 31 did; I don’t feel motivated to make changes or that I’m starting with a clean slate. September, though? September is my New Year.
New season, new courses for me, new activities for the girls. New stationary at every turn; pens and highlighters and Post-It’s just begging to be bought at bargain prices.
This is when I make plans to work more (ok, any) exercise into my schedule, because now is when our new routine begins. This is when I reorganize closets and dressers, and in the case of last weekend, completely reorganize our house by moving furniture all around our three levels (with considerable help from my husband) to make things more functional for the life we have right now.
The girls have decided to share a room, so bunk beds were purchased and assembled and a play room was created in the now ‘extra’ bedroom. Toys were removed from the main level completely and the basement has far more space now that the Barbies and other figurines have relocated to the second-story play room. Our home feels fresh and ready for a new (school) year!