Back To School
If you haven’t been inundated yet by the backpack
displays and flyers for school supplies…get ready!
Ready or not, it’s that time of year again.
The time of year that most returning students
dread and most parents are more than ready for
…it’s Back to School time!
If you left your student days a few years
(okay, maybe decades) back, and you aren’t
packing your own kids off to school, then you
might respond with “Who cares?”
Well, maybe you should care, and here are
just a few reasons why I think this could be
an actually life-changing time of year for you.
You Are Always a Student
For one, we are all actually perpetual students
on this “earth school.” You have more to learn
than you know right now…tell me you don’t!
So what do you say to heading back to school,
and learn something new, challenge yourself
a little, open up a new horizon for yourself.
Want to learn how to use a computer better?
Want to learn how to cook or do sign language?
Even if you just get Rosetta Stone and learn
Portuguese…it’s so good to engage those
brain cells. It is healthy for your neurons to
be challenged to work with new stimuli…
helps to stave off Alzheimer’s and depression.
There’s a Place for You in Our Schools
Another reason to care about Back to School time
is that there is more need in our public and
private schools for volunteers to help our kids
get a good education than there are people to
fill that need. With more and more education
budgets being cut in all states, the quality of
education for this country’s kids is now partly
dependent on whether we step forward and
become a positive presence in their schools.
Start the process of becoming a volunteer NOW,
because you’re going to have to get background
checked and fingerprinted and orientated and
all that stuff takes time! You can make a huge
difference in a child’s life…just go and do it!
You’ve Got 5 More Months!
Last of all, back to school time is a great time of
year to get serious about those goals you have
been meaning to set but haven’t yet. If you can’t
even remember what you said your New Years’
resolutions were, if you even made any, the good
news is you have 5 months to accomplish something
on that list (or quick…make your resolution now!)
It’s going to be 2014 in no time…actually, in about
4-5 months. That’s plenty of time to get a good
head start on your Half Year Resolution. All the
kids are heading back to go get something done…
how about you? And just so you know I really do
practice what I preach : this month, I’m going to go
learn how to do circuit civil mediation. My brain cells
may move a little slower, but I’m convinced this old
dog can learn a few new tricks yet! And I promise to
tell you what I’ve learned…just let me know what you
have been up to!