November is upon us. We are halfway through the golden months (if you consider September through December to be the four golden months, which I do). By this point, the children who collected their treats on Halloween are now either recovering from their sugar high/sugar crash or having candy bar lunches for the next few weeks (or perhaps both), grade school teachers are probably learning how to teach the newly-energized students, teacher-parent conferences take place–making both parties nervous, almost all full-season TV shows are on the air (unless they have already been cancelled), a new season of Iyanla: Fix My Life begins, Day of the Dead celebrations continue from Halloween night, All Saints Day helps people escape from the demons in the world, those participating in Daylight Saving Time get an extra hour of sleep (or an extra hour of playing video games, browsing YouTube, or convincing their small child to adopt the new schedule that comes with Daylight Saving Time), Islam refreshes with a new year, voters ready for election day fill out their ballots and try to make sense of the cleverly-worded initiatives, politicians running for office no longer have to deal with the pressing question of whether they will receive enough votes, veterans get a special day dedicated to the work and sacrifice they have put into their duties, and Thanksgiving and Hanukkah find a way to share the 28th together.
What does November mean to you?
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