Monday, August 10, 2009
Changes In The Air....
My internal clock seems to be a little off from everyone's else s I think. Around this time of year when September is approaching, I feel something in the air that maybe others experience in January at the beginning of a new year. I think it is because I have a holiday birthday that falls on July 4th. Having a holiday birthday takes away from the specialness of your own birthday. It just doesn't feel like I have a real birthday, if that makes any sense. So many times I feel my birthday is just in January when the new year begins.
September always feels like my "new year" also. As a child growing up it was the beginning of school and all the nervous excitement of it all. New clothes, books, teachers, classmates...sometimes I miss that. As an adult September means all of the holidays will be right around the corner. And for us here in the midwest we have the winter weather to look forward to. The months that are soon approaching seem to go by so quickly. I have had a hard time getting excited about all the holidays, in the same way that I used to when I was younger, for the past several years. I think because my parents, grandparents and other family members have passed away and the holidays have been rearranged somewhat.
I hope this year will be different for me though. I hope to revive some of those excited new feelings with our grand daughter. She will bring about all the excitement I used to feel as I see it all through her eyes.