#Let’sTalk ~ S E P T E M B E R

September has arrived, and yet so quickly. It seems as though this year decided to rush itself but somehow wreak havoc at every turn it could. But here we are, in September, the 9th month of the year and if you’re reading you’re alive and so lucky to be it at that.

September: the first month of autumn. Where the trees shed old leaves and turn an auburn brown. When the winds become slightly chillier and the days shorten. When life begins again.

September marks the start of the academic year (although most of us uni students have absolutely no idea what’s going on) it marks the start of a new beginning. A new year with more challenges but more memories to be made. A time when we can reinvent ourselves for those of us going to new academic institutions, or continue to grow and shape ourselves on this journey we call life. For me, it marks the turning of a new year, my birthday month. 

I age this month, a whole year extra. 20. And what does that mean? It means I become closer and closer to this whole adulating scam, it means more responsibility, more important decisions, saving for future endeavours. Life seems to be coming at me fast these days and at times it seems overwhelming. I used to want to be older, used to want to become an adult, I waited for this time in my life where independence was paramount and adulting was something I looked forward too. I mean what was I thinking?! Adulting is a scam. But now I find myself hoping to stay young, scared of growing up too fast. I don’t know exactly what it is – where the fear is coming from but I’ve decided not to deep it. 

I’ve decided that this age of 20 that I’m entering will be a year of happiness. Of carefree enjoyment. Of the beginning of me doing whatever makes me happy and succeeding in everything I put my mind too. You see, if this year has taught me anything it’s that life has never been promised. Death is inevitable, there’s no escaping it. So why live a stressed out life, why bother dwelling on emotions that can’t always be controlled or on situations that can’t change. Why live doing things that won’t add to your happiness? Why worry? Focus. I’ve decided to focus. On my self-love, on my mental health, on my family, on my friends, on my academic career, on my relationship with God. On what will make me happy. 

September: the first month of autumn. Where the trees shed old leaves and turn an auburn brown. When the winds become slightly chillier and the days shorten. When life begins again.

What Does September Mean To You?