I Remember September by Deborah Lytton
Some people mark a new year on January 1, others like to use their birthdays as a jumping off place. For students from kindergarten to college, September is the beginning of school. And since I am an eternal student, I still consider September the start of my year. At the close of summer, I take time to evaluate my goals from the past year, to see what I have accomplished, and where I can use improvement. Then I consider the goals I am setting for myself going forward. My daughters sign up for new activities in the fall, and many times, they are moving up a level because of their achievements the past year. In a likewise fashion, I challenge myself to step up. I set new writing deadlines and push myself to reach deeper in my stories, to find the inner truth that longs to be revealed. I make promises to myself about publicity and reaching out to other writers more. And I always set up a new exercise plan, something that will inspire me and allow me to free up my imagination to create. But mostly, I breathe in the scent of fall, with the warm memories of summer still lingering in the air and the promise of the holidays on the horizon--and it fills me with excitement and hope. So even though I love the weather in summer, the flowers blooming in the spring and the coziness of winter, it is fall that holds my heart. Do you have a favorite season? When do you like to set goals for yourself?
Deborah, September inspires new projects and forward-thinking for me as well! I'm probably most goal-oriented in Feb. or March... I think Spring (here in Alabama we have early spring!) makes me feel the way fall makes YOU feel. :)ReplyDelete
September marks the beginning of my year, too. Fall has always been my favorite season, the one that makes me feel most energized.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the idea of September goal setting! --I also really like the fact that you try to step it up each year--you've definitely inspired me to try to do the same!ReplyDelete
There is something inspiring about autumn...it's like the yin of spring's yang. Both season's inspire me to take stock and start fresh. Thanks for sharing Deborah! Happy Autumn.ReplyDelete
Ah, the fresh start of fall...ReplyDelete
I'm with the "new year starts in fall" crowd. My birthday is late August, so I always started the new birth year and the new school year together. I envied my Jewish friends for getting to start the new calendar year then too with Rosh Hashanah.ReplyDelete