A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Casual Fridays: The new kid

Hi guys. It's Britt.
This week was full of beginnings. 

Kids everywhere went back to school in their spiffy new clothes with pencil cases full of fresh pencils. Do you remember the way the first day of school smelled? I do. It smelled different than all the other days, somehow.

This week, I started a new job. It's only a short-term position, but I still arrived in the morning with butterflies in my stomach. I still felt the awkwardness of being the new kid. 

One of my dearest friends began law school this week. (Talk about terrifying!!) Another friend's Mom recently went back to school to become a real estate agent. (And she's in her fifties.)

I want to raise my carton of chocolate milk to all of those daring folks who are pushing through boundaries in their lives, who are beginning something scary.

It's the weekend, story-makers! Have a relaxing one, and I'll see you back here on Monday.


  1. I too will raise my carton of fruit punch with the bendy straw.

  2. Hey Britt - love this post...and I sooo know that spell of new school supplies! I start a course next week - I'll be buying new mechnical pencils and a brightly coloured binder. Can't.wait.