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?