August brings the end of summer and the beginning of fall. For many it is the start of exciting new adventures as they head off to school. The first day of school holds so many promises and opportunities. It is full of excitement and wonder as students embark on this new chapter in their lives.
I love it when the students return to classes. Suddenly the campus is alive again. You see the excitement in the student’s faces. You hear the excited chatter as they walk down the halls. And you are reminded of why you do what you do. In that moment you get caught up in the thrill of the first day of class and it suddenly makes everything worth it.
I know that I have admitted that I love the silence of the halls when the students are gone and that at times I love the break from the insanity. But it does not compare to the feeling that you get when you see the students on the first day of class. It feels you with hope and promise that they are embarking on a new adventure and taking a step toward creating a better future for themselves.
August marks the start of new beginnings.