4 Things Back To School & New Year’s Have In Common

Summer was nothing short of a whirlwind. I mean, we filled that sucker to the brim… there were road trips, National Parks, lakes, pools, birthdays, family gatherings, and lots, lots more!

But as my kiddos completed their first week back to school I felt a bit like I do in January…

Fried. Exhausted. Excited.

Here are a few ways back to school felt like New Years to me:

  1. Exhausted. Enduring the summer can be just as mentally and physically exhausting as enduring the holiday season. Just trying to figure out what to do with all these people is a full time job, I think they call those people travel agents??
  2. Extra fluff. Everyone is aware of the holiday fluff… but this summer really snuck up on me. Everywhere I turned there was a celebration centered around food! And all that time sitting in the car sure didn’t help my cardio game. (Maybe I’ll just blame it on the weather… Heat makes things expand after all.)
  3. You have a little less jingle-ling-a-ling. Again, something so very familiar when leaving the holiday season… but vacations aren’t cheap, especially with 6 mouths to feed. And just when you think things will get back on track… BOOM; School fees! School supplies! New clothes!
  4. Ambitious… I have goals going, plans made, and I am going to be a new/better me and they will be new/better thems. It dawned on me that I was making “resolutions” and I kinda liked it. I reflected on my 2016 goals. Some I felt were going well and others… not so much. Time to get this Spratt Pack back on the rails.

So to sum it all up… going back to school I felt exhausted, fat, broke, and ready to take on the world!

How about you?
Can you relate to any of these?
Do you have any to add?

Please share with me in the comments below!


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2 thoughts on “4 Things Back To School & New Year’s Have In Common

  1. Great analogy! For me, I felt like I lost my ability to make my own schedule choices. I didn’t realize how much I had enjoyed this new privilege with having all 4 kids in school all day last school year. Then BAM! They dictated the whole day…the whole week…the whole summer!! With no breathing room, no time for myself, and no free time!!! I am reveling in my new freedom again!!! 🙂 🙂