Soundtrack: Roman Holiday by Halsey
August was busyyyy in both good and bad ways. Good in the travel and the people I’ve gotten to see and be with over this last proper month of Summer. Bad, with stress and too much time spent in my head again.
You’re probably sick of hearing the fact that Summer is seemingly over and you now have to wind into a fresh new season. September always signals the start of a new term at schools, colleges and universities and even if you’re not in education anymore you can feel the effects of that fresh start. Whether that be the fact your commute is 10 minutes longer thanks to the new additions to the school run or the fact that Paperchase are emailing you back to school offers 10 times a day. I always loved the start of a new school year. It was my chance to get back into the zone and tell myself ‘this year I’m not gonna procrastinate, I’m gonna work hard’ (n.b. this pretty much failed every year but hey at least I tried!).
Despite this I do feel this September, even more so than January is the optimal time to try and make some autumnal resolutions. The Summer to Autumn transition is the most dramatic in my opinion – going from sweltering hot to wearing jumpers in a space of a few weeks. At this time of year, January always seems like a distant memory. I’m feeling this especially this year having moved at the beginning of the year, I barely remember my resolutions and so much has changed in the space of nine months.
Though I have loved the Summer months much more this year, I am so ready for a change. I feel refreshed after a long Bank Holiday break centering my head again and refocusing my brain.