My Favorite Time of the Year
Posted: September 7, 2012
My favorite time of the year is the fall season. Although the autumnal equinox does not occur for another two weeks, I consider the week after Labor Day as the unofficial start to fall and the beginning of the final trimester of the year. I also believe that the last four months on the calendar are when exciting things happen and projects get completed.
The first week of September is the start of the school year and, even though kids don't think it's cool to be excited to be back at school, I have a hunch that the students who are the most engaged in academics and extra-curricular activities are really looking forward to being back in the classroom and amongst their peers.
The week after Labor Day is also a reminder to many of us that it's time to get back to work. A lot of us were sure to have some fun from May through August, but now reality kicks in as time runs out for our personal goals to be met. With four months left on the calendar, it's "put up or shut up " time to complete the tasks that we set out to do at the start of 2012. The list of things to get done by the end of the year can be daunting, so it's important to pace one's self as the work week gets more hectic.
Just a few years ago, I enjoyed the onset of fall because it was the start of a new football season. But as I've mellowed with age, I now appreciate autumn because of the cooler temperatures and fall color tours. Don't get me wrong: I still enjoy the football season and I follow my fantasy football players like any other grown boy. But I can honestly say that watching football on television doesn't have the same impact on me now as it did three years ago.
I remember getting all fired up on Sunday afternoons watching just about every NFL game. Now-a-days, I much prefer to listen to the game on the radio while driving in the countryside and viewing the leaves as they change colors. It's a much more relaxing way to spend Sundays and it is a better way to prepare my mind for the work week that lies ahead.
So as we transition through the next few months before winter begins, take time to enjoy all that West Central Wisconsin has to offer outdoors while completing the annual "To-Do" list at the workplace. It may not be as exciting as the first day of the school year, but it's certainly more fun that sitting inside watching a football game.
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