Do birthdays make anybody else hyperventilate just a little bit? Not my very own, however these of individuals I like. I stress generally worrying that I received’t make them really feel particular sufficient. Which is humorous as a result of the place I used to need ALL the eye for my very own birthday, now I nearly favor extra delicate acknowledgement as a result of the strain I placed on myself to show correct gratitude. I’m certain there are bizarre private points tied up in all that, nevertheless it leads me to my subsequent point-
It’s September! It’s one in every of my favourite months as summer season and fall blur the traces and we return to spending Friday nights and Saturday mornings cheering on the youngsters in soccer. Hailey turns 11 in the midst of the month and I’ve been busying myself with how one can rejoice it. She doesn’t need a occasion and her solely request was hamburgers and a scavenger hunt to search out her presents. She’s so giving and grateful that she is enjoyable to rejoice so I’ve a number of different methods up my sleeve to assist make her day really feel as particular as she is. I hope!
She at all times says her favourite birthday was when she turned seven as a result of it was earlier than Papa John was sick, Grandma Betty was nonetheless right here, we hadn’t skilled the pandemic, and he or she bought a scavenger hunt to search out her presents. Humorous sufficient, it’s the 12 months a hurricane compelled us to cancel her occasion, however nonetheless she remembers that 12 months as her favourite. The world doesn’t deserve her coronary heart.
Whew, I’m feeling just a little emotional this morning clearly. The passage of time has fought for my consideration recently and I simply can’t fathom the way it passes by so shortly. I really feel so lucky to get to spend as a lot time with my household as I do, and but time nonetheless finds a approach to slip by way of my fingers.
When these moments come up, I discover myself pulling again and creating time to breathe and decelerate. Which brings me to my September intentions. I requested myself, what do I would like from this month? And right here’s what I’m taking pictures for:
- Totally have interaction myself with the youngsters at school. We’re beginning Collect Spherical Farming and Meals subsequent week, a unit I imagine we are going to all take pleasure in, so I’m getting ready for lots of my vitality to go there.
- Be current. Focus extra on residing my days as a substitute of taking footage of them or checking off lists. I need to pull out my good digicam once more for extra high quality footage and fewer cellphone in my arms.
- Stick to my decide three. I discussed in yesterday’s e-newsletter (are you signed up?) how I’ve been using using the decide three strategy of selecting three duties every day that both have been weighing on me or will transfer the needle ahead in an space of life in a tangible means. My to do record won’t ever be full, however with the decide three technique, I finish the day feeling completed and with some actual motion ahead not directly.
- Lean into pleasure. As of yesterday the pumpkin decorations are up at our home and it feels so cozy. The children screeched with pleasure once I stated we may pull it out of the attic. I like their pure enthusiasm for the second they’re in, so we’re going to lean into the issues that make us joyful. Studying and yummy snacks and baking and candles and soccer and extra yummy snacks and board video games. Sure it’s nonetheless summer season and we even are going out on the boat later to show it, but when fall-ish issues deliver us pleasure, we’re going for it!
- Find out about bank card factors. Effectively that’s a tough left flip, huh? Together with intently monitoring our monetary transactions, I’ve dipped my toe into the world of bank card factors and studying how one can leverage them for issues vital to us, like journey. When you’ve got any superior sources, please ship them my means.
What feelings does September conjure up for you? Pleasure? Coziness? Disappointment to depart summer season behind?
What joys may you lean into this month unapologetically? Pumpkin creamer? In that case, no judgement right here.
Wishing you an awesome weekend and maybe a couple of minutes of quiet time to ponder the month forward and what you need from it. <3