September signals the start of something new. Summer is officially over, we enjoyed our last holiday for a while, and work begins to pick up. September is the greatest time for new beginnings – a new school year, new teachers, new clothes, and school supplies. We often get a renewed sense of getting back to a daily routine. September can be a fresh start and maybe even a much needed kick in the butt.
The coming of cooler weather helps get rid of that lazy summer feeling we fell accustomed to. Each season brings a new set of circumstances and thus, new beginnings. In autumn the leaves change, the garden finishes, and harvest time is here. The greens of summer turn to a beautiful gold, yellow, amber, and brown. Watching the squirrels start to gather and store for the winter helps us think about turning inward.
September is a perfect time to reflect, re-evaluate, and make new resolutions for the coming months. Resolutions aren’t just for January 1st anymore! I think of September as a new start. I even like it more than New Year’s Day, because it feels more like a new beginning than the cold and dark days of early January. When I get a jump start in September, I get a four month head start on everyone else.
Now is the perfect time to start a new routine, get crafty with a new project, and maybe even start a new family tradition. I like to gather up all the schedules and activities that we do individually or as a family and put them together on one big calendar. I can now take a good hard look at all that is planned for the upcoming months. Are there too many events? Is this how we really want to be spending our time? I also make sure to schedule in some much needed down time to simply relax. So, go ahead and enjoy the cool fall weather, pumpkin patch strolling, and apple picking, so you don’t miss out on this beautiful time of year.
My advice? Embrace fall! Get a September start. You will be glad that you did.