There’s Something About September

I know I’m not the only one who feels like September is a fresh start.  For me, it’s almost more of a reset for me than January.  Maybe it’s the hint of fall in the morning air (though not the past two weeks) (it’s been crazy hot).  Maybe it’s the new notebooks and pens and textbooks for the kids.  Maybe it’s the slightly crazed feeling I have right now as I write everyone’s new schedules into my planner and try to make sure everyone is getting to the right place at the right time on the right day.


Overall, there’s just a feeling of things fresh and new. I love turning the page of the refrigerator calendar every month (that newness and its clean slate) but I especially love turning it to September.  I know that autumn is coming soon and, after autumn, there will be winter.  And if you know me, you know I love autumn.  And you know I love winter.


The hours of daylight get shorter and I love that (so much). I know most people don’t feel the same (don’t hold it against me; let’s still be friends).  For me, things just feel quieter and softer.  Moving into the colder months seems to reflect my introverted nature, I suppose.  What can I say?  It suits me.


Whatever your inclination, I hope the beginning of this month finds you well.  I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer months (if you’re in the southern hemisphere, I hope you’ve enjoyed your winter months).  I hope you’re feeling ready for the freshness of a new month, for the freshness of a new season.  I hope you’re feeling ready for the freshness of this day.


This day.  This month. This season.  This you.


Because we change right along with each passing day, each passing month, each passing season.  I feel so much grace in this.


Fresh starts wherever we turn.  We can allow ourselves that grace…to begin again…yes?


Oh yes, please.  I feel the need to begin again.  To recommit to my writing, for real.  To recommit to my photography, for real.  To recommit to my heart and the stories tucked inside, for real.


As you step into September (as you step into today), will you welcome in this grace?
Will you allow yourself the space to begin again?
Let’s do this together.


sending a little love your way, m





16 thoughts on “There’s Something About September

  1. Yes, all the way. I adore this season and the next as well (you know!) and I’m ever so ready. Today was the coolest morning since June, and we put on sweaters and went hiking and it was glorious. Then we came home and I filled in our planners for this week and I feel ready. I think that’s the thing about this time of year, there’s enough space to feel ready for all the world throws at us. In the summer it’s as if every inch of breathing room gets filled with humidity and it can easily suffocate…

    1. We had a cool (downright chilly!) day yesterday as well, and it was so nice. Love the sounds of your day…hiking and filling in the planner.
      And I hope we’re finally past that humidity…suffocating indeed.

  2. Oh yes, I am SO ready to begin again! : ) This summer has been so trying, I am not sadden at all to wave it goodbye. I totally am with you, Michelle; I love the shorter days, the coolness of autumn, the winter snow. I do think it has something to do with being an introvert. I love being cozy and warm in my home, with candles lit and afghans on my lap. xo

  3. September has always been a fresh start for me, but it was not until I retired that I truly took note of this beautiful season. And, the whole idea of allowing ourselves to begin again has saved me over and over again. Thanks for the beautiful post. xooox

  4. I also love September…it’s a mini-fresh start reset button for me.
    I don’t really love the shorter days as I desperately love light
    but I get what you are saying about it being softer…gentler…
    I am looking forward to hunkering down with some paint and paper,
    good books, chicken stew and maybe trying my hand at writing a story.
    Oh…and reading awesome blogs like yours, of course! :)

  5. Couldn’t agree with you more. I thought September would never get here!! And now I’m waiting for Mother Nature to realize this, lol. Happy to have you back Michelle :)……you have been missed.


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