At church, it's the start of a new year. Technically, this was true a couple of months ago, but we just celebrated our annual Ingathering service, where we mentally get down to business and invite the whole congregation in, rather than quietly trying to get it together behind the scenes.
And this year, once again, I'm on the governing board, doing the same thing as last year (it's a two-year gig).
I know it's going to be better this year. How do I know this? Because it couldn't possibly be worse than it was from September of 2012 to May of 2013. ...Conventional wisdom says that's a bad statement to make; it's like challenging fate to rain down calamity just to make me eat my words. But I'll defy those rules - Ha!