The New New Year
The beginning of September signifies the beginning of the academic year, with pupils returning back to school in their shiny new shoes and pristine jumpers. The weather starts to change and our thoughts turn to our autumn and winter wardrobes and even Christmas! September can also be a time for ‘out with the old and in with the new’ and a time for reflection. I’ve noticed lots of my friends and family have been busy enrolling on evening courses, joining exercise classes, clearing out the garage and sorting out the car for winter driving. There is no avoiding it; it’s time to pack away the suntan lotion and bed down for autumn. Like January, September can be a great opportunity to mentally spring clean and face up to the challenges we might have been avoiding during the summer.