Every week they post a photo challenge based on a given topic. I often look at these posts but, never decided to join. This week’s topic was corner. It could be any interpretation of the word corner, well this one really hit me. So this morning I made sure to get a good “corner” picture. Read below to find out why I wanted to write about a Corner!
Today my boys turned a corner, literally and figuratively. Today is their first day of school. Now I make a big deal out of the first day of school every year. It is a new start, new beginning. It’s a time to meet new teachers, make new friends and learn new things.
But, this year is different, it’s special. This is the first year my boys are going off to school in PA. It’s the first time I’m not dropping them off at school. It’s the first time since kindergarten that they are going to a school they know only a few people at, and most of the people do not know them. It’s a time for them to re-imagine themselves. I’ve told both the boys that today is the day they can decide who they want to be, no one knows them as a student, a friend, a person. They get to decide.
So even though the picture is of them turning the corner to go to the bus stop, it is so much more. It is them turning the corner on the next phase of their life. And, I can’t wait to hear all about it.