Sep 3, 2013


New month. Fresh start. 

If August was the month of heartbreak, September is the month of healing.

I've coped, I've moved through, I've lived in the every day, and I've shared good moments.

But something happens to me when the calendar turns to the first of September - it's like flipping a switch.

Fall weather is still elusive but the spirit of autumn is here; I can feel it, breathing life back into me. I can finally see past the pain and the heartache, and while I have no idea what the future holds long-term, there is a lot to look forward to right now.
I haven't set an intention in a few months but I am diving back in for September. Similar to my intention last year to take it week by week, this month, my intention is to be in the moment.

There are some great things to celebrate this month - a family wedding, time with friends, the 30th birthday of yours truly - but I also want to be in the moment for the little things.

I want to appreciate the relationship Ben and I have as we approach our sixth wedding anniversary, and while we would happily surrender our free time in the evenings to pregnancy tiredness or diaper changes, I want to appreciate the freedom of eating dinner later if we feel like it, and be in the moment on the nights when I come home and do nothing but read for hours.

I'm ready for a fresh start and a new perspective.

Afterall, this is my time.

Do you set a monthly intention? What's yours for September?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I really hope that September does end up being a month of healing for you. I think it helps that it's your favorite time of year and you have so many exciting things to look forward to.

I don't set intentions usually, so I don't really have one for September. My goal is to get on an RA drug and start working towards feeling more like myself again.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I love your intention for September and your ever inspiring attitude. I know that when the day does come for you to give up your nights to tiredness and diaper changes, you are going to appreciate it more than anyone else. In the meantime, I think it's the best possible idea to enjoy your reading time and your wonderful relationship with Ben. :)

Nora said...

Love all of this! I'm not much of an intention setter, but with all of the recent changes to my workplace I'm hoping that I can settle in this month, get into a new work rhythm and go from there.

Stephany said...

I really, really hope September is an amazing month for you. You totally deserve it!

Amber said...

September always feels like a "fresh start" for me. Even more so than January. I think it's something about putting the busy/crazy often stressful summer behind you and being in the "back to school" mode even though I haven't been back to school for four years. Here's to a GREAT September of you living in the moment. XO

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

In a lot of ways, I think you already have achieved living in the moment. I mean, you've allowed yourself to feel and cope instead of forcing yourself to move on. I like that you want to enjoy the moments, too, so good call on September.

I do make monthly intentions, but have yet to establish my goals for September. Another thing I need to work on (I'm so behind this week!).

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