Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beginnings and Endings by Diane Burton

 Last Monday, I wrote about the end of summer. So it seems appropriate that I write about beginnings. School starts today in Michigan. The beginning of another school year. Even though I don’t need to follow that calendar, I’m so aware of it. Who isn’t with all the back-to-school ads?

My daughter takes pictures of the kiddies on the first day of school every year. They each hold a sign proclaiming “1st day of ___ grade” or in grandson’s case for previous years the class he was in at preschool. This year he starts kindergarten. Daughter is very happy since both kids are in the same school now. She also takes their pictures at the end of the school year—same place, different sign.

Beginning and endings. Isn’t that something we all experience? Whether it’s in our personal lives or in our careers, endings happen. As writers, we all know about rejection. The ending of that story with that publisher. Do we cry and never send that story out again? Nope. We begin again.

I saw this on Facebook and thought how appropriate to my topic.

On to new beginnings.

Diane Burton writes romantic adventure . . . stories that take place on Earth and beyond. She blogs here on the 8th and 30th of each month and on Mondays on her own site: http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/


Jannine Gallant said...

Go Yoda! I like that. I think the key is to always look at an ending as an opportunity for a new beginning. In other words, stay positive and focused. Happy Monday, Diane.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Well said, Diane. Off my husband and I go today to Europe, staying a month in Aix En Provence and another month is Seville...in VRBO. Never tried the immersion approach before. I'll report in on this 'beginning,' later! Au Revoir!

Alison Henderson said...

Love Yoda's comment! I guess that makes us all masters by now.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Great post, Diane. And Rolynn, take me with you!!!!! I don't eat much and I can be very quiet.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Yep! Yoda got it right. Again. My next to the youngest grandchild started school today too. Her Momma had a hard time, Alison was excited. As it should be. Those endings do represent new beginnings. As it should be there too.

Diane Burton said...

Yep, Yoda has it right and we're all masters. :) Thanks for your comments. Just got home from Indy where we celebrated an ending & a new beginning--my brother-in-law's retirement.

Jannine, I like that ending as an opportunity. How true!

Rolynn, I know you're on your way but sending good wishes for a great trip.

Thanks, Alison & Brenda.

Margo, I hope your Alison enjoyed her first day.

Leah St. James said...

Yoda is the man...or creature. :-) Either way, great message from you both!

Diane Burton said...

Thanks, Leah.