Back to School

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Back to School

Well, it’s that time of year again. Summer is winding down. Schools are starting back up. Families are getting back from vacations. Labor Day will be here before we know it and we’ll officially start planning our fall activities…especially our fall sports traditions!

With this changing of the cultural seasons, let this be a reminder to us of the resolutions we set at the beginning of the year. How are you doing on those? Not counting the rest of this month, you’ve got at least another 4 months to close out the year strong. Every day is a opportunity to make things a little bit better than they were before. Fall down, get back up. Fall down, get back up. Fall down, get back up again. It’s only if you don’t learn from your mistakes that you’ve truly failed. Don’t do that. Choose the way of growth…without pain we’d never fully appreciate joy and happiness.

So with that said, how is your fall shaping up? Maybe football season snuck up on you and you’re not quite ready? For those of us on the West Coast, it can be somewhat awkward if your school is on the quarter system…things are starting up but we’re not quite ready for summer to be over yet. School won’t start until the middle of September when most other students have already had their first day of school today. It’s kind of weird going to a college football game with very few students actually attending, especially for a larger school with most of it’s student population not residing in the immediate vicinity, or at least a short drive away. If this is your school or team, do you best to get out and that show your support during this treasured time of warmup for what’s to come. These early days count and should be cherished for the unique atmosphere you’ll find.

Finally – good luck this fall! Now is a great time to re-evaluate, re-energize, and re-start whatever it is you want to improve. Hopefully your summer, or what’s left of it, has been an opportunity to refuel your physical and spiritual and emotional energy to take on the speed of all that the autumn season has to offer.

Here’s to a great season. Go Irish!

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