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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?

  • I agree – September has always felt like a fresh beginning for me, so I like to start the month off with a deep clean of the house, a tidy up, and some ruthless decluttering. That’s on my to-do list this week. I’m also planning on doing more creative things this month – stitching, writing, painting etc. Very excited!

    Kate /

  • I’m so happy it’s September, I’m planning on having a HUGE de-clutter, I really want to sort and organise all of my photos and files on my laptop and start baking again now that my flat is finally starting to cool down! Love your iMac background!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  • I don’t know what it is about September that makes me feel like I really need to get my life in check. And we’re on the same page, creativity-wise. I’ve learnt so much in August and I’ve been given the words of encouragement that I need to really bring my ideas to life. I’m pretty sure whatever you’re planning on starting this month will be great! xo

  • I always feel like September is the start of a new year for me. I agree with you that it is probably to do with the school seasons but I never quite shook it. It’s definitely one of my favourites and always inspires me to begin new habits.

    S x

  • Love this! I also see September as a new, fresh start. This is the first year I won’t be returning to education, which is quite scary for me, but also quite exciting! : ) I hope September is great for you! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Sheridan Grady

    I totally agree, September is always a fresh start and I just love the start of Autumn! x

  • I feel the same way about September. I’m so excited it’s here!

  • Usually September comes at the right time. It is the nice change from the long summer when I am already getting bored. This summer I have been working the whole way through so September seems a bit different. I was dreading the cold, grey and rainy month, but it started with a lovely sunshine. So maybe this month will be okay after all 🙂


  • I like this idea! September’s always felt like that to me as well! I think I’m going to work on a capsule wardrobe for autumn 🙂 x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

  • I’m so excited that September’s finally here – it being my birthday month kinda makes me like it more but yes, its a great time to start fresh and thats what I’m planning to do with my next year in college!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • September has always felt like a new start, because, as you said, there has always been a going back to school feel, where anything is achievable and possible. I have ideas to achieve this month, but as always, I’m keeping them quiet 🙂

    erin | words and pictures

  • September is definitely a month for fresh starts, it helps that I work in a school and can relate to this! 😀

    Emmie |