September; the month of new starts and mild panic.
I may be a little late in welcoming in the new month, but judging from my Instagram and Twitter feeds, it seems like September marks more of a new start than January does for a lot of you guys. It's the start of a new academic year - and whether you're still in education or not - it always feels like the time to treat yourself to a new bag, a new diary and a whole new wardrobe for the new season. And I couldn't agree more. I love Autumn, and while I'm not a fan of Halloween, you can bet I've already overhauled my wardrobe and I'll be on the countdown to Christmas sooner than many!
But, September this year really does mark a new start for me. I start a new job next week and I'm SO excited. I'm excited to get myself into a routine, to have work and projects to really get my teeth stuck into, and for my 'new start' in Liverpool to really... well, start.
Time is F L Y I N G by, and it doesn't seem two minutes since the longest January in the history of time was dragging it's feet and refusing to be over with, or when we were hit with a week of rogue snow back in March. It's now September. September. And my brain can't seem to quite get it's head around it no matter how many times I say it.
I'm trying to carry on making lots and lots of plans and keeping myself busy with friends and my favourite people to keep myself happy... but when you're asked when your next free weekend is and you realise that it's in November... it does kind of hit you how precious time can be and how quickly it's passing you by.
And I think I've realised that this feeling of mild panic will probably never go away, regardless of what time of year it is. No matter how much I do, I'm always going to want to do more or be more or achieve more, and that's just me. I feel better when I'm on the go and have lots to think about and do to keep me occupied.
So, here's to the rest of 2018 (again). To new starts, new jobs and new people and I can't wait to see what the last few months of the year bring. It's never too late to turn things around!