rentrée (French) - Return to work / school (most often after August vacations).
Today is probably a rough day for most folks in the U.S. Maybe even across large parts of the globe. It’s the first day of school and work after the Christmas holiday.
Here in Jenworld, we have had a lovely (and somewhat slothful) 2+ weeks off. The girls were out of school and didn’t have any homework over the break. Pete and I were off from work. We stayed up late and slept late. We loafed. We relaxed. We napped.
Today, we are back to school, back to work, and back to reality.
Yesterday, I cleaned off my desk, organized my papers, planned out my schedule for today, and created a prioritized list of things to do. I spent hours preparing for a meeting I have first thing this morning. I even laid out my clothes last night — exercise gear for when the alarm goes off before dawn and then my outfit for the meeting. If I’m not ready for today, then it’s not because I didn’t do what needed doing.
It has been great to have some time off, but now it’s time to take a deep breath and plunge into the new week, the new month, the new year.
What about you? Were you ready for today?