That being said, like the Staples commercial suggested, I am getting ready for "Back to School". Being a teacher means I get to go back little earlier than everyone else- so I am doing my shopping and planning now. (Thank Goodness there are stores like Staples who are having fantastic Back To School sales).
In my world, however, back to school is my New Year's. Resolutions surface and organization tools are pulled from distant corners. It is this time of year where I reflect upon the successes and disappointments from the previous year , and commit myself to preventing the negatives from resurfacing.......as I, like the consumerized culture I live in, rush the current season in anticipation of the next one.