Ask any retailer what the Fourth of July means and their answer will be obvious: Back To School!
Now is the time when you clear out the summer goods and fill the shelves with paper and pend and backpacks and dormitory sheets. Only six or eight more weeks until school starts, so get them in now with big sales and get the late shoppers later with full priced goods.
For people growing up in this time in this culture, the new year starts always starts around Labour Day. The weather cools, we change our outfits, and we gear up for the work ahead.
I need a new start. I need a new attitude. I need a new voice.
Time to get ready, I suspect.