The first day of school is not unlike every other day after. The building is in the same place and classes start at the same time. It is merely the first in a nine month stretch of just another days.
And yet the supplies are pristine from non-use and glimmering with potential. The outfits are new. Relationships have rested and are primed to be resumed or reset. The first day of school bulges with promise at the same time as it primes to disappoint.
For the first day of school, then: take the opportunity to start of a good foot and to make a good impression, but also begin as you intend to continue.