June 4, 2007
For a few days, Iíll be renewed by the planning retreat, even though it has nothing to do with work. Thereís the feeling of new possibilities and beginnings, of having things to do, kind of like the first day of school, spilling over into work. I admit it, I was one of those children who loved the first day of school: the new books and fresh pencils, new teachers and subjects, and the hope that finally something would be truly interesting, new, maybe even slightly challenging. Unfortunately, I was generally left feeling deflated by my birthday and bored by Halloween.