At this time one year ago, I was writing about the second New Year. There’s the regular calendar year and then there’s the start of the school year. Summer is over and now it’s time to lean into the last few months of the year.
Mid to late August is sort of a renewal period – a time when we break out of the summer doldrums and increase our pace for the fall. In Saskatchewan, this is especially evident as harvest generates a lot of energy with the time pressures of getting the crop into the bin.
But even for those of us who aren’t immersed in harvest fever, the end of summer is always a time when we shift gears. When I wrote about this last summer and shared it on social media feeds, the notion of a second New Year sparked plenty of reaction and commentary.
Gearing up for the drive to year-end to make budget and so on is all about shaking off the lazy days of summer and finding our footing at a more traditional pace.