I love September. It’s always seemed like the perfect month to me! It’s full of new beginnings (I still find the start of the school year kind of exciting, even though it’s been a really really long time since I was last in a classroom), it’s full of changes (as the leaves start to turn all lovely and the temperature gets a wee bit cooler), and it’s full of anticipation (for Thanksgiving, and Halloween, and the approaching holiday season and all the family and feasting in between!)
It’s obviouly not September yet. In fact, I’m jumping ahead of myself a little. We JUST hit mid-August. But (in my head at least) August is all about getting ready for September. The back-to-school gear is out at stores now, and fall clothes are everywhere. Hell, Michael’s even has their Halloween display up already.
So what better time to make resolutions? I’ve never really been a New Year’s resolutions kinda girl. There’s always the standard “I’ll work less and eat healthier” (the two aren’t actually related btw) resolution that I mumble each December 31st as I watch the big old glowing ball fall over Times Square on the telly. But that’s usually as far as my NYE resolutions get (and, honestly, despite that I really SHOULD work less and eat better, I can’t say I’ve ever really worked to keep that resolution. It’s more of a resolution-tradition than actual goal-setting for me.)
But this September, I’m making resolutions. Four, in fact! (It’s a lot, I know.) Here’s what I’m thinking…
1. Don’t worry, be happy. Yep. I’m getting all philosophical here, like all of those random inspirational phrases I’ve pinned on Pinterest. My plan is to be happy and have fun with this version of my life, regardless of whether it’s what I had originally planned out for myself. Because really, if we got everything we wanted exactly as we imagined, things would be pretty boring, right?
2. I’d really like to learn how to use a camera properly. Like, an actual grown-up camera. I work for wedding photographers (obviously not as a photographer LOL), and Sweetie studied photography in school, but I’ve never learned how to use anything more than a basic point-and-shoot. And don’t get me wrong – my little Canon PowerShot is a pretty good little camera! But I’d like to know how to take better pics, using, like, F-stops and ISOs and apertures and all that sort of stuff (and yes, I just threw out all the fancy photography words I know – I have no idea what any of that actually means.) Afterall, one can never have too many pictures of the cats.
3. I’m going to finish cleaning out our basement. This is a doozy. (Kinda like the big puddle Bill Murray steps into in Ground Hog Day HERE.) You know that room in your house where everything that you don’t have an immediate place for lands? Yep. That’s our entire basement. I’ll spare you the pictures (since it looks a bit like an episode of Hoarders down there) but it’s bad. Really bad. And it’s been like that since we moved into this house almost two years ago. SO, I’m going to clean ‘er out. There’s no therapy like basement-purging therapy.
4. I’m going to blog more. I hope. At least twice weekly. :) That’s been my intention all along, but I keep getting sidetracked by weddings and projects and other distractions. But I really like to write. And I’m quite proud of my tiny humble little blog! So I vow to try for twice weekly. Ish. :)
And that’s it! Just four measly little resolutions. I don’t have an actual deadline for these – I think with New Years resolutions you’re supposed to accomplish your goals by the following New Years (at least I’m guessing that’s how that works?) Let’s aim for March. Six months seems like a perfectly reasonable time frame for all this, no?
And if, within that six months, I also manage to eat better and work less, that’ll just be a bonus. :)