EDITORIAL: Embrace the best part of the new year
This week marks the start of a new year.
Yes, Jan. 1 is the calendar beginning of every year but, life truly is governed by a September start.
Labour Day (which came and went this week) marks the real end of summer, despite the fact there are, officially, another few weeks left in the season, according to the tilt of the Earth’s access relative to its revolutions around the sun.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, marks the beginning of a new school year for thousands of Kamloops kids and adults — and it can be a jarring change every year, with late nights for little ones replaced with beds hitting the pillow while it is still light outside.
Like the weeks following New Year’s Day, we will witness more bodies in gyms, more walkers and runners on the roads, more hobbies being taken up as September, like January, is seen as the beginning of something new, be it another grade of learning or the time, finally, to quit a nasty habit and replace it with a healthy one.
In addition, September is, traditionally, the best month of the year in Kamloops weather-wise.
While we were drenched in June and baked in July and August, September blesses us with some heat before easing off into the perfect combination of warm days, crisp nights and that autumnal smell that can only be experienced, not described.
So, embrace your new start this week. Start an exercise program.
Take up a hobby. Join a club. Play some tennis. Resolve to do something for you.
After all, the annual long bleak and cold stretch is not far away.
Let’s enjoy the best part of the new year while we can.