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Transition 101

September 16, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

September is a time of change for many of us and change is a fact of life.

In the northeast, the warm weather wanes, temperatures begin to dip and cool breezes begin to blow. Our evenings get chilly and the mornings turn slightly brisk. After any kind of change, there is always a period of adjustment. Here in New York, sweaters are coming out of the closets, pants are being worn instead of shorts. Sneakers and socks are starting to replace sandals. September means school. Teachers and students are going back to school and in many cases, a new school. In some cases they’re going to a new middle school. Middle school is notorious for being difficult to navigate and signifies a huge change for kids ages 11 through 14. It can be a very scary endeavor.

For some kids the transition into middle school is really hard and approached tentatively.

They quietly tread their new paths lightly.

Others kids approach their new experience like an adventure.

They embrace it.

Jump into it with both feet.

Color their hair purple three days before the first day of classes….

…and then proceed to run for class representative, in their  brand new school.


Go get ’em baby girl!

How do you meet change?

Photo Credit #1:  Google Images
Photo Credit #2 – #5: ©Karen Szczuka Teich & Takingtheworldonwithasmile.com
  1. jen
    September 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Go Hannah!


  2. September 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I no longer dye my hair purple, but I wish I could. It’s so absolutely beautiful!


    • September 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Thank you, Bravesmart — it really is lovely. I appreciate your comments!


  3. singleworkingmomswm
    September 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Wow! Hannah is my hero! We love purple here in the Yellow Submarine. Our riding helmets are purple, our horse’s halter is purple, and of course, the Laker’s main color is PURPLE. And, just knowing how successful my L.A. Lakers are with their fabulous colors, I just know that Hannah is going to enjoy the same success at her new middle school There is nothing better than jumping in with both feet. Lots of love and the biggest and best wishes! XOXO-SWM


    • September 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Purple rocks! Thank you for reading and leaving such kind words SWM! xoxox Karen 🙂


  4. September 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I like Hannah’s style. Bold and beautiful.


    • September 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Me too, Karl. Thanks!!


  5. Krisy L.
    September 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I’d vote for Hannah as my representative. I love and miss you all!


    • September 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      Krisy! Thank you. And we love and miss you too 🙂


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