My mom and I had a little game where we’d try to be the first person to call and shout Happy (insert month) first! I miss those days. That was before she was in assisted living. Now it’s hard to get her to answer the phone and rare that she calls me.
When September 1 comes around I get motivated. The long-awaited vacation days are over. It’s time for me to get on with my life and to be productive in whatever that may be. It’s almost like starting New Year’s resolutions.
Maybe it’s because the end of heat is near. After years of desert living, September can still be hot — but we’re down to a few weeks of 100 plus degree weather. Cooler weather feels good and it’s motivating to be able to go outside any time of day.
Maybe it’s because of my years as a swim mom that I’m excited for September. The calendar for swimmers begins in September. It’s a brand new year after two weeks of time off in August. It’s when swimmers may move up in their training groups and a new meet schedule comes out.
It’s the start of the school year, too. Although these days our former school district starts in early August. That would never have worked for us. As a swim family, our vacation started mid-August after the final swim meets. Thank goodness I’m not dealing with school anymore.
So what are my goals for the fall? To write more. To swim consistently at the city pool. To take a photography or drawing class.
I’m ready. Happy September first everyone!
What are your thoughts about September? Do you like the end of summer? Do you get motivated in the fall? Why or why not?
Love the picture! I can’t believe it’s the first of the new month already. Have a great September.
I’m trying to be motivated this fall. We are back to an empty nest so I have time to focus in writing and to exercise more
That’s great. I am going to do the same.
Love love love the fall! I told Kim this morning that I was buying new pens to celebrate
That’s the spirit!
Happy September! I watched the video, and I recognize the rabbits, but what are those other animals? Are they birds?
They are quails. I find them so entertaining. The babies were adorable early summer.
OH!! Wow – I don’t think I’ve ever gotten such a good look at a quail. I’ll bet the babies are absolutely precious! Thanks for sharing your view 😀
They are so much fun to watch!
Happy September! That’s a great picture of you and your mom!
It was a beautiful day here in northern Illinois. 75 and sunny, and we had the windows open for the first time in over a month. 🙂
Isn’t it wonderful to have the windows open? We had rain and it was in the 70s last night. I slept with the windows open and listened to the rain.
It’s so nice! Enjoy! 🙂
Thanks! what an Inspiring post. I’m exited for Fall and a new month.🌻🍎🍁💗.
Thank you for the nice comment! I appreciate it.