Nevertheless, what I've been musing about is how the opportunity to begin again also means we're letting go of something. Friends who are sending a child to kindergarten or to college -- especially if it's for the first time -- express sadness alongside excitement. At my job, stepping into September means saying goodbye to meeting-free Summer Fridays. In the garden, it'll be time to plant bulbs soon... as all the blooms and berries of our warmer months die back.
In transitions, we often push ourselves toward what's ahead without taking time for what's been and what's in-between. Over the next few days, take a moment to honor what you are leaving behind as a new month and a new season begin. Saying goodbye, in whatever way makes sense to you (with a list like mine, maybe?), can help you make a truly fresh start.
I'd love to hear what's coming up for you as you move into September. Please share in the comments!