I love September. Back to school. Soccer games. Falling leaves. It’s like New Years, but warmer and less depressing. My favorite commercial has always been the Staples one from 1996, posted above. “They’re going back.”
This year has been so wonky. It would only make sense that my students wouldn’t be going back to school this semester. My son is a senior in college and his school made the decision back in June to do online classes this fall. It was sad for him, he really wanted to hang out with his roommate and friends. Being a senior, this was the final year for him to do that. It is also a big time to network in his field. How’s he supposed to get a job in his field if he never meets anyone from that field? It goes back to the old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”
I’m trying not to be a helicopter mom, but I’m really good at it. He tells me that I’m the nosiest mom of all of his college friends. Hmmm.
I asked him why, and he told me it was because I’d say something and everyone would start telling me stuff.
“That’s being a journalist,” I told him. “People just tell me stuff.”
My daughter decided to go back to school this year, too. Her classes are all online. Since she travels for work, it made more sense for her. She’s learning that she needs short six to eight week classes to be successful. Three or four month classes are too long to hold her attention. I love being a fly on the wall, watching how they figure things out for themselves.
I’m trying to get a lot done this month, too. I have a plan, it’s written down and I’ve started on it. Kidnapped, one of my first books, will be the first one released in Audiobook form sometime this month or the beginning of October. I have two coloring books that will be released in the next two months and I’ve working on having another novel edited and cover done before getting it out to you guys.
As I’ve said, September is very motivating for me. Although this year looks completely different and I’m not an empty-nester and my house is as active as ever, things are getting done. The only saving grace is that I live with a bunch of night owls and I am an early riser, compared to them. Audiobooks can be produced in the early hours while everyone is still sleeping. Watch for many more.
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Michelle Libby writes about love, sex, life and happily ever afters, while keeping up with her adult children and finding new projects to fall in love with. Have you seen the coloring books?