Monday, September 1, 2008

New Year

Happy new year (sort of). I find that in my world there are three celebrations of the new year. First is September, the start of the school year. Even though I'm not in school, and don't have a child going to school, September always gives me the feeling that I can start over.

Second is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is usually celebrated in September (the Jewish calendar is lunar, so holiday celebration dates on the solar ("regular") calendar change from year to year), so this helps add to my feelings that September is the start of something new, a chance to put things behind me and start fresh.

Third is the New Year's in January. This New Year's holiday usually helps me to recommit to whatever resolutions or plans that I made in September for that year.

What times/days of the year do you use to recommit, start afresh and begin again?

11 comments:

Jen said...

I kind of just do it when I feel like it. I've never been much for the New Year's resolutions and that sort of thing.

Antigone said...

Usually it's on my birthday that I make my resolutions.

Fertilized said...

I also start over on my birthday - - thOr if it was a bad month, the first day of that month

kirke said...

I love fall for just that reason. Plus, there is the cooler weather and fall clothes.

~Jess said...

Beginning of the school year and the beginning of summer: Everything just seems to fresh and alive again.

theclam said...

Hmmm pretty much January (real New years) and my birthday... otherwise just when I feel like it :)

SmartOne said...

For me, it's the first day of school, whatever day that happens to fall on. As a teacher, that day has always carried with it more of a "fresh start" feeling than January 1st has.

That weight loss vent - I'm feeling, too. Yet another thing that many women seem to be able to handle so easily that I have to struggle to do (thanks again, PCOS).

Thanks for reading and for commenting on my blog (even if you only come out to play every once in a while!). *wink* Each time I come over here I look at that list of yours and think I about how I need to stop being so lazy and do one for myself!

Playful Professional said...

I'm all about starting new with the school year. I'm definitely trying to do that this year!

Tricia said...

See, I work in a school so I think of years as school years. When I refer to last year I fully mean last school year!

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VA Blondie said...

I am out of school, so I go with January (New Year's Day) and my birthday. Even when I was in school, I thought that New Year's Eve held a lot of promise. Do not know why.

Leora said...

There's a New Year for trees (Tu B'Shvat, in the middle of the winter, when spring starts in Israel). There's a new year for the Jewish people on Passover, as each year we re-celebrate our freedom.

I like any excuse for a fresh beginning.

Thanks so much for explaining the graduation sleeves on my post. You made my day.