Sunday, September 15, 2013

New beginnings...

I know that fall in upstate New York is the precursor to a very long, cold winter, but September still always represents a rebirth to me. The fresh, cold air makes me feel alive. Watching the little ones go off to their first days of school with new backpacks and new shoes makes me nostalgic for all of those firsts so many years ago. Although I generally did not love school, I was always so hopeful on those first few days that THIS would be a great year.

It's also my birth month. I have found, as I near the last year of my fourth decade, that most people my age do not enjoy acknowledging and celebrating their birthdays much, but I am that exception. I like to celebrate as much and as many times as possible for the whole month of September, and I justify every treat I allow myself during this month -- from new boots to a trunkload of pumpkins -- by saying "it's my birthday!" In fact, I have started referring to September 1 as opening day for my birthday festivities, which I gladly accept and celebrate through midnight, September 30.

This year, however, I've been in a bit of a funk during my favorite month, with worries about my current joblessness, and with that, questions about what I want to do when I grow up.

I know at least some of the answers. And they involve some big (scary) risks and some big (exciting) changes, to live the life that feeds my soul, as well as my body. I will be sharing more very soon...

Meanwhile,  a glimpse at a perfect day...  the trunk of my car, filled with the festive colors of fall...





6 comments:

Marilyn said...

Happy Birth-month to you.....enjoy!

Marilyn J. Rock said...

We'll be celebrating on the 26th Kerri!, in our own "primitive" way :)

I, for one, am so glad you were born!

Love your Fall pumpkins and flowers!

Happy and Healthy Birth Month!

Love ya - M

Createology said...

Happy Birthday Kerri Dear!!! How refreshing that you are embracing your age and celebrating every day of your birth month. I always do the same thing for my month of August. This will be a wonderful year for you dear...Birthday Bliss!!!

fran pascazio said...

We have a birthday month in common Kerri! I never thought of my birthday in regards to celebrating it all month [I hate drawing attention to me], but you know what, it's never too late to start and WHY NOT - should have listened to you a long time ago. So I will also be celebrating all month and will enjoy it! Along with Marilyn, the celebration will continue on the 26th!

Now about your post here - I know you venturing on a scary road, but if you don't use this opportunity to try something new you may never have the courage again. Go for it and know you're not alone - you have many, many people that will push you along.....

September people are pretty terrific - at least I think so ;-}

fran pascazio said...

PS: your selection of flowers and pumpkins are beautiful....there is nothing that can compare to the colors and feelings that we experience here in the Great Northeast during the early season of Fall....I'm in love with it!

Caterina Giglio said...

Happy Birthday.. a perfect month for a birthday filled with abundance... you photo clearly says abbondanza!!