September. My January.

September 7, 2012

It is my favourite type of morning out there today. Sunlight so bright that it hurts your eyes, thick dew on the grass and a chill in the air. The type of morning that lifts my soul and makes me feel invigorated as soon as I step out of the door. Each morning feels like a new beginning full of possibility. Autumn has always been my favourite season and September my favourite month. I am not alone in this, my google reader is full of September posts. Mummylimited hit it on the head when she said it is the beginning of term feeling, drummed into us after years of education I am sure.

I feel renewed. I feel like the last year is put to bed and my slate is wiped clean. This month is the time for making resolutions and sticking to them, as opposed to January in the deepest darkest depths of winter. I have a great appreciation for my home and my family. That we are all happy and healthy a lot of the time. I have a new routine, and I am looking at my house with new eyes. This year was meant to be the year of Home for me and I am full of inspiration and ideas of how to make this a place to protect and nurture my family. I have even been cleaning (this might not last!)

I have been decluttering and clearing out like a woman possessed. Anything that sits still too long has the chance of being recycled or sold or sent to the charity shop. I am letting go of all baby clothes, the maternity clothes have gone. The playpens and the baby toys. I am still not 100% sure that our family is complete yet but I do know that letting go of these things and moving on is good for me and it is just stuff. Someone will always have baby clothes or items to pass on if we need them in the future. With each area that I sort and clear I feel lighter and more positive. As everything is given a place it becomes easier to tidy and keep on top of things. Every night before I go to bed I clear the kitchen completely, putting everything away and leaving the surfaces clean and clutter free. That alone makes me feel more positive in the mornings than I ever thought it would. It also helps me get screen free time before bed, which has a positive impact on how I fall asleep at night.

I have my new blog and the fact that I can post with ease has renewed my enthusiasm for writing and I am full of post ideas. I have lots of reviews to complete and post and I will be getting on with those as soon as I can. I have ideas for Make it Monday and for other crafty things. The Happiness Jar has been neglected over the summer but after a couple months of concentrating on my family I am now ready to think about me and how I feel. I have big plans for that blog too. I am having great fun designing these blogs and making them suit me. They are definitely a work in progress.

The weather at the moment is just perfect for me. Sunny and bright but not too hot. I can spend whole days out with the children and not need to worry about too much sun. We usually go on holiday in September but not this year, as Mr C is away with work all of the time. We got married on a beautiful day at the end of September almost four years ago. This year Mr C will be away for our anniversary but the weekend after I am going to stay with him in Switzerland, leaving the children here to stay with Nanny and Grandad. I am so excited, we have never been abroad together and I have always wanted to go to Switzerland. Such a lovely thing to look forward to.

Right, I must go, my to-do list is long and I can’t wait to cross some things off.

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  • Reply Midlife Singlemum September 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I totally agree with you. For me, not only was September always the beginning of a new academic year (and as a teacher, it still is) but my birthday is on Sept 4th and the Jewish New Years falls in September. I love it – a new beginning, a clean slate (as you say) and loads of resolve for a fantastic year ahead. I wish you one too! xx

    • Reply Kelly September 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Oh well a belated happy birthday to you.

  • Reply Lisa September 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I totally agree, autumn is wonderful!! Amazing colours, warm sun, chilly nights! Love it! Refreshing dog walks! Fingers crossed for moving house and new job!! Have a lovely time in Switzerland, on my list of places to go x

    • Reply Kelly September 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Oh yes and I totally love collecting conkers and stepping on crunchy leaves.

  • Reply Jen aka The Mad House September 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Yep I feel this way too. Doing a boot sale on Sunday to clear the clutter and try and make some more money!

    • Reply Kelly September 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Fingers crossed for nice weather. Good time to do it.

  • Reply Katy September 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Kelly – I left a response to your question about the sizzix on my blog post. If you have any other Qs just email me though – I’m happy to help out if I can!

    • Reply Kelly September 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

      Thanks very much Katy. Now to start dropping Christmas presents hints 😉

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