September First: The real new year begins


Today is the first day of September, and though the calendar says there are three more weeks of summer, everyone knows that it’s really only five more days. Ever since I started school Labour Day has marked the true end of summer and the beginning of the new year. As much as we celebrate January 1st, it’s really the first Monday of September that the new year begins. I used to think that when I was done with school that it would change, that Labour Day would be just another holiday, but it hasn’t. Even before I had kids of my own, it still marked a change of seasons. Work seems to pickup after slowing down while people were away during the summer. Now that I have kids, it’s back to being a major event. We go from a summer of a different schedule every week to the fixed schedule of the school year, and the return of our winder activities.

With all that change we are already facing in September I’ve asked myself, if I want to make some personal resolutions, why should I wait till January, why not start now. September brings more changes to my life than January why not add a few more. So today is my resolution day. Today I start some changes in my life.

First is a return to writing in my blog and the return of the Picture of the day.  I’m hoping to write a 2 or 3 posts a week to go with my daily pictures, but time will tell how that will work.

Second is getting back to running with the goal of completing a Marathon by the time I’m 40. I’m not sure that I can be ready to run 42.2 km in the 9 months I have left, but I want to try. I’m still working out what my training plan will be and what races I will run on my way to this goal, but I’m happy to say that over the past few weeks I’ve began running again, and though I have a long way to go it feels good to be out there.

I have some more resolutions / goals but for now I will keep them to myself. I hope to share them in future blog posts.


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