September 4, 2013

New Weekly Mantra - September

September is my favourite month.

Beyond any other time of year, this month signifies something new. When January rolls around and we're supposed to make our resolutions for the calendar year, I can't help but feel forced. When September rolls around, I naturally start thinking about change and growth and the possibilities that lie ahead. 

I call this the "Back to School" effect. After years upon years of planning a "back to school" outfit, and opening up a fresh page of an academic notebook, I still get those phantom feelings without going back to a classroom.

September reminds us of that soon we will be heading in the months of family gatherings, added layers and a slight recluse into the home.  Summer is all about relaxation or vacation, whereas fall brings with it structure and reflection. It's not always the easiest time of year, but it's my favourite. 

This week's mantra is all about the next season ahead. Enjoy! x

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first grey hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many." - Oliver Wendell Holmes