It's officially September, and as much as I had been dying for it to arrive, it really crept up on me and surprised me that we're already 4 days in!
I think I spoke about this in my August mood board post - but to me, September is the real "new year". We get back in our routines, we set our goals and we really think about who we want to be this year. The summer is a time of living without inhibitions, and that is fun and all, but the fall is what I live for. It's the goal setting, the cooler weather, the time with loved ones, the being at home, the warm beverage drinking. I love it all.
I know I talk about being obsessed with home, like non-stop, but I really do love it. As an introvert, it's really the place that I feel comfortable, and comforted. It's where I recharge my batteries, and where I do my best work. It's where I feel best about myself, and where all of the special moments in my marriage and with friends have really occurred.
There are a few personal traditions that I always partake in when September rolls around. I always watch The September Issue, add The Gilmore Girls back into the Netflix rotation (if you saw my insta-stories, you know I've started!), make sure to order some kind of seasonal drink from Starbucks at least once, and I always buy a new scarf and a new bag (I already bought the bag - it's this one!).
The other less fun thing that I do, is a big de-clutter. This year, instead of just dropping everything off at the Salvation Army or Value Village, I'm hosting a "pop-up-style garage sale" at my place (you can RSVP here!) to help some of the things I love, go to homes that will proudly display them, instead of just being stuck in my cupboards at home.
In terms of the "real new year" aspect of this month: I have some big goals. I'm not ready to share them publicly here - but the list is lengthy and the challenge is a big one. I think in the past, I've been too busy to really think about where I'm headed, and instead have just thought about the immediate steps I need to take. But this year, I feel like so much of my life has been settled, and I can really focus on the future, and I think it's looking pretty bright.
How are you feeling about this September? Are you back to school? or just back from vacation? Are you feeling like this is your year, too?
I feel like good things are happening all around, not just for me, probably for you too!
With that, I'll leave with one of my favourite lines, from one of my favourite flicks:
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."