August is gone, and September is here. It is strange to think that we are 3/4 of the way through 2013. And yet, here we are. I have always loved the fall and all that it brings. It’s a new beginning of sorts, a time to start over. I have always loved the freshness of the autumn season. Though the month of September always brings with it new schedules, with a new school year, or getting back to a normal pace at work, to me it has always seemed calm, like things getting back to normal.
This September also marks a new chapter in my life. For the past twenty years, I have started a new school year every September, but this year I decided to take some time off and will just be working. It’s weird not buying school supplies, or memorizing a syllabus, or buying crazy-expensive textbooks. I’m sad and excited all at once.
Speaking of the newness of fall, I was reminded of a quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald.