The last day of school is always bittersweet to me; it's fun to head into the summer, but it's always a little sad that another year is over. I'm always reminded that "The days are long, but the years are short." (The one-minute video I made about this feeling is probably the thing, of everything I've ever written, that resonates most with people.)
The end of the school year is also significant to me because I still measure my own life by the school calendar. September is the other January-which is why, for my second happiness project in Happier at Home, I did a project from September through May. September is a new beginning, and the June/July/August season feels separate from the rest of the year.
So now that school is over, my summer has started-but fact is, my summer is a lot like the rest of my year. We go on some family trips, and my daughters'Read More »from How Will You Make Your Own Summer? I Plan to Read for Pleasure