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School Year 2016-2017

The first day of school year 2016-2017 has begun.

Hari went to school wearing a calm, collected, and oh-boy-this-is-huge expression on his face. The intention setting, the hugs and the endless sermon from his parents were the tools in his toolkit today. Ram boarded his school bus with an oversized backpack, and it seemed like he knew what he was doing.  Excitement, knowledge of what is to come, and boatload of kisses were his comfort items today.

I am sitting here at home with some peace and quiet. My work and personal emails are overflowing. The flood gates have opened, and it’s full steam ahead. I am feeling a plethora of emotions – the relief that there will be some semblance to routine, the helplessness that the days, weeks, and months are just rolling by in the blink of an eye, the gratitude for what is, the trepidation for what lies ahead , and the faith that it’s going to be ok. 

The kids have gone to figure out their worlds; it’s my turn to figure out mine.

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