It’s New Year’s Eve! Tomorrow is the first day of 2016. As Brad Paisley says, “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” This quotation resonates with so many of us. Each year, no matter how wonderful the past year may have been, it is simply human nature to crave a do-over. The fact that this quotation references writing and books makes it all that much more attractive to and resonant with teachers and educators as well as those of us who support them.
The concept of beginning each year with a fresh slate, a fresh start, and brand new book yet to be written is a compelling notion. It permits us to let go of the old and think in new ways, start new habits, and go off in new directions. The start of each year brings with it hope and confidence that the year to come will be even better than the one to which we bid adieu tonight.
What are you planning to write in your new 365-page book? As teachers, you’ll no doubt will be tempted to begin with brainstorming maps, proceed to your scope and sequence, plot outlines, and chapter synopses. If only we could truly control the plot lines of our year as we might when writing a short story or other work of fiction! Instead, we plan, we hope, we try, and we dust off our knees and try yet again. That’s certainly the plan for Teacher Peach.
No matter what’s in store for the coming year, the Teacher Peach team knows that, regardless of how well or thoughtfully we “script” our 2016 book, there will be plot twists, set-backs, surprises, the introduction of new characters, red herrings, and even a cliff hanger or two. No matter what, though, we’re excited about 2016. For Teacher Peach, as we continue to grow at this accelerated pace, reaching out to and serving more and more teachers, we know one thing for certain: 2016 is going to be quite the peachy page turner!
We truly hope you enjoy a safe and special New Year’s Eve with family, friends, or the rare gift of solitude. Tomorrow not only begins a new day, it also begins a new year. We look forward to spending much of it with you. To inspire you to get your year off to a fresh and organized new start, check out the Get Organized 2016 Products at teacherpeach.com and continue to check our blog for great ideas about classroom re-entry and more terrific ways to begin your 2016. Enjoy tomorrow.