I love the first day of a new month! It always seems like a fresh start, if only in my imagination. I’ve always suffered from “first child syndrome” and I’m constantly berating myself for not getting things right or doing my best or completing a task or reaching a goal. The beginning of a new month feels like a “do over”. I love those!
May is an emotional month for me. The end of the school year finds me elated by the progress of some of my students and guilt-ridden over a couple of others. May is my last chance with this group and it is bitter-sweet.
May brings Mother’s Day and Memorial Day- both somewhat sad holidays for me.
But May is also joyous because my two granddaughters, Hope and Taylor, are celebrating their birthdays on May 8. Yes, same day!
In my mind May is the first month of the summer, even though today’s weather would say otherwise. I’m excited by the prospect of some major changes this summer. I’m eager to walk more, spend more time in the garden, and complete some projects.
I hope this first day of May is marvelous for all of us!