As the commercial says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
As our children grow older and more is expected of them in school, that last night of freedom before the year begins is spent thinking about what the year will bring.
What will they aim to achieve?
What teams do they want to try out for?
How much effort are they willing to put in?
Of course mixed in with other questions as well…
What will I wear?
Who will I sit next to on the bus?
But those first 3 questions, those are the questions and answers that will chart the course for the year.
As adults, we work all year long (with the exception of vacations where we might consider those questions a little more). We don’t get the benefit of that long break to re-evaluate where and what we want to achieve.
But perhaps we should force ourselves to have one and lay the course.