For many families, June is the month of countdowns - counting down the days left at school, the tests left to take, the moments until the next adventure begins. End-of-year celebrations and ceremonies are upon us, marking the end of a season, a school year, and in some cases - like graduations - an era.
But as we anxiously count down, with our sights set on what comes next and everything we have to do, I encourage all of us to balance the “x-ing out” of the days left with the fulfillment of being in the moment to celebrate what each of these last days holds. Hold on to what’s happening now. Take a breath and really experience the ending, rather than coasting through it as a means to the next step.
Whether it’s an end-of-year celebration in a classroom or a graduation ceremony, it’s a symbol of time spent learning and growing together. It’s important to honor that time and give credit to all those who made it possible, before we all move on to the next phase. Make it count - even as you count it down.
Enjoy these last few days, and I hope you all have a wonderful summer respite!