Can you smell that? It smells like fall to me.
I don't know about you, but - as much as I love summer and all that it brings - I love fall. I love back-to-school shopping, I love the trees turning colors, I LOVE molasses cookies, I love the perfect temperatures.... the list goes on and on. But, perhaps the thing that I love most about fall is the feeling of new beginnings.
Throughout the calendar year, there are a few times when 'new beginnings' are celebrated. Clearly, we ring in the New Year with hopes and dreams for a fresh start and resolutions to do better. With spring, there is a sense of new beginnings as the plants come alive again. Trees and flowers alike bud and bloom and the whole world feels new again.
Fall is rarely a time that people think about new beginnings. But with a new school year, it really is. New classes, new schedules, new friends... a whole world of possibilities.
This fall we are so excited to see a new class of students entering their college experience for the very first time. What an honor it is to be the ones to introduce them! So, to all students heading off to college for the very first time, enjoy this new beginning - we're so excited for you!
And for those of you who are beginning your last year of high school, it may not feel like a new beginning. But it is. You are beginning a year-long journey towards your college campus. What a thrilling and exciting beginning that is! And we are excited to be along for the ride to help you along the way!