Do birthdays make anybody else hyperventilate slightly bit? Not my very own, however these of individuals I like. I stress typically 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 virtually favor extra delicate acknowledgement as a result of the stress I placed on myself to show correct gratitude. I’m positive there are bizarre private points tied up in all that, but it surely leads me to my subsequent point-
It’s September! It’s one in every of my favourite months as summer time 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 course of the month and I’ve been busying myself with easy methods to have fun it. She doesn’t desire a get together and her solely request was hamburgers and a scavenger hunt to seek out her presents. She’s so giving and grateful that she is enjoyable to have fun so I’ve a couple 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 she or he received a scavenger hunt to seek out her presents. Humorous sufficient, it’s the yr a hurricane compelled us to cancel her get together, however nonetheless she remembers that yr as her favourite. The world doesn’t deserve her coronary heart.
Whew, I’m feeling slightly emotional this morning clearly. The passage of time has fought for my consideration currently 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 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 capturing 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 power to go there.
- Be current. Focus extra on dwelling my days as an alternative of taking footage of them or checking off lists. I wish to pull out my good digicam once more for extra high quality footage and fewer cellphone in my fingers.
- Follow 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 choosing 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 manner. My to do listing won’t ever be full, however with the decide three technique, I finish the day feeling completed and with some actual motion ahead ultimately.
- Lean into pleasure. As of yesterday the pumpkin decorations are up at our home and it feels so cozy. The youngsters screeched with pleasure after I mentioned 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 time and we even are going out on the boat later to show it, but when fall-ish issues carry us pleasure, we’re going for it!
- Find out about bank card factors. Effectively that’s a tough left flip, huh? Together with carefully monitoring our monetary transactions, I’ve dipped my toe into the world of bank card factors and studying easy methods to leverage them for issues essential to us, like journey. In case you have any superior sources, please ship them my manner.
What feelings does September conjure up for you? Pleasure? Coziness? Unhappiness to go away summer time behind?
What joys may you lean into this month unapologetically? Pumpkin creamer? In that case, no judgement right here.
Wishing you a fantastic weekend and maybe a couple of minutes of quiet time to ponder the month forward and what you need from it. <3