Hey September – we made it!
I see September as the middle of the year. I’m aware it’s actually 3/4 of the way through, but it’s always been a dividing month for me. In past years it’s signalled returning to school, university or teaching, and the start of a new academic year. For the past 2 it’s been just another working month, but it still feels like a break in the year, and a great opportunity to start things fresh. I always reevaluate my goals and set new ones in September, it feels like a better place to start than the doom and gloom of January and it’s resolutions. I’m seeing it as a starting pistol for creativity – it’s a great time for me to get going and take on the projects that have been floating around in the background. For photographers, new and returning, it’s a great time to work on your skills with plenty of that magic hour light, and the evenings and mornings are still bright enough to get snapping. For writers, nature is putting on a show that’s only going to get more vibrant over the coming weeks, an endless source of inspiration and direction for creative makers.
I like to think of the First of September as a kick up the backside; it’s the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to restart, get cracking and get stuff done! September, let’s do this! What are you going to achieve this month?