A New StartWoman in the Middle | September 6, 2012
Many years ago I went to a workshop on church growth. One of the things I learned that has always stuck with me is that people are most receptive to new things and change two times every year – January, because of the new year, new year’s resolutions, etc…, and when school starts, because, again, it is a time of fresh starts and new things. Well, my household is about to enter that school starting, big change time once again, for the 18th time.
Youngest Daughter is moving back to school this weekend so she and I have been busy getting things ready. Day before yesterday we went shopping. I haven’t had such a marathon shopping trip in a very long time! Jeans, tennis shoes, some things to stock her pantry, plus a couple of side trips to a Hallmark store going out of business and a thrift store. We staggered home over 5 hours later and I collapsed.
Eldest Daughter is also getting ready to start school. Last night we discussed classes and possible schedule changes with her. I will have to find out what her jeans situation is soon and see if I need to go shopping again, hopefully for a shorter length of time!
Since both girls are in college it is a melancholy time of year for me, but certainly one where I see change, big change (such as an empty nest) coming around the bend. I am not sure it makes me more receptive to new ideas, but it certainly makes me more receptive to chocolate!!!