Starting School, Walking in the Rain and Monday

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Lighting rippled across the horizon as I headed up the hill. The rain splashed against my glasses and bounced off my cell phone. But I was happy.

Less than four hours later and the sun is shining outside. The collar of my shirt is still damp from my routine lunchtime walk. Brittany said she was glad I was happy walking in the rain, but told me I could have held off calling her if I had wanted to.

My Monday has been pleasant enough. Granted, there was a ton to do and even more that I didn't get to today. Emails I need to catch up on, webpages I need to update, videos that require my attention, a book I need to read, a meeting I need to prepare for, a Guest Blog Post I need to review... know it's bad when a blogger doesn't even have time to get someone's guest blog post ready to publish on his blog. <smile>

As you start your school year, remember that it can be like a Monday: Overwhelming, too much, all while feeling not quite ready. It can also be like walking in the rain: Fun enough, but not ideal.

Be sure to give yourself time to get back into the swing of things. Keep moving forward, but don't let yourself get bogged down by the sheer volume of work that needs to be done. It's okay to let some of it slide until tomorrow.

And as the blue sky outside reminds me: These storms do pass.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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