Does September feel like a fresh start to you? Although January typically marks new beginnings in most people’s minds, I tend to have these types of feelings in September. I think it has to do with all the years I spent at school, university, and then being a teacher. Later on, I even started my interior design and decorating business on the first day of September in 2008, followed by this blog in the same month three years later.
At the beginning of September, I always like to step back and assess what’s working in my life and what I’d like to change. Some of these are more personal tweaks, like cutting back sugar in my diet, exercising more regularly or journaling a little more. Other thoughts are changes I’d like to make in my physical surroundings, such as finally creating a welcoming entryway or cozying up the family room. Lastly, I think about what direction I want my business and blog to go in, including what services I want to pare back or add, the new causes I want to support, the types of clients I truly want to work with, as well as the conferences or design shows I definitely want to attend within the year.