Welcome September: The Month of Transformation

Welcome September, a season of transformation and change. More on The Fresh Exchange.

Today is the first day of September. Already we have gotten a taste of what fall has ahead of us. Here in Northern Michigan, the days have been chillier than any day we have had this summer. Though I doubt we have seen the last of the warm days of summer, it has become very clear that the days and weeks of summer are drawing to a close.

Watching the edges of the leaves turn I have been reminded that this is a pivotal point in the rotation of the year. September is a time of transition in so many varying ways. This is when we get back to routines with school, daily life, work, and more. It is the calm before the final parts of the year and a season of holidays.Typically we are traveling less and settling in this time of year. I find that September is a good month to set very clear intentions for the rest of your year and to make adjustments in parts of ourselves that maybe have gotten off track. The craziness of summer and all the demands of we find in our lives these last few months are fading now in a way that if you are like me are fondly welcomed. We begin this month knowing we have exactly 12 weeks before Thanksgiving. An important 12 weeks we can do a lot with whether it be setting new habits, eating better, working on personal projects, etc. 12 weeks can change so much in your world if we are purposeful with it.

September marks the beginning of the end of the year. This month we will enjoy the last day of summer (September 22nd) and we will turn our clocks backward to accommodate the changing light of the day. We will watch as the leaves begin to change color and offer our last beautiful show before they fall and wait to be covered by blankets of snow. Fall is the last vibrant breath and dance of nature before she tucks herself in beneath the quiet of winter.September is when we both say goodbye to the wildness of summer days and open our arms to the beautiful comforts of fall. Truly a month of Transitions to say the least. This is why this month we will talk about transitions in our lives and making the most of these moments in our lives.

September is when we both say goodbye to the wildness of summer days and open our arms to the beautiful comforts of fall. Truly a month of Transformations to say the least. This is why this month we will talk about Transformation in our lives and making the most of transformational seasons we find throughout our journey.

Welcome September, a season of transformation and change. More on The Fresh Exchange.

Each month of the year has a lesson to teach us. Each has a memory to bring us. Most of all though each month offers us a time of reflection and growth. September is typically a big one. Possibly bigger than most. Many times we can miss what September has to offer us because of the transformation and routine we are settling into. This year we don’t plan to miss it. We plan to be aware and purposefully looking for it.

This next week we will send out our Monthly Newsletter and the following week you will also receive the email for Fall. I am waiting longer than normal on our seasonal email just because I know it is hard to let summer come to a close and I do not want to let it go too quickly myself, but fall is another amazing season we have the chance to experience.

Welcome September, a season of transformation and change. More on The Fresh Exchange.

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  1. Well said, Megan. September is a gift full of new beginnings, routines and the chance to open up to something new – should we choose it. I am so grateful for the seasonal mindset that you are sharing!

  2. Megan, I am so excited for this month of Transformation! What a great word to embody the month of September. Today marks the first full week where my husband and I launched our GoFundMe campaign for adoption. We actually had set up our page ONE MONTH back (crazy, I know), but was so afraid to share it with anyone (even family and friends!) Sharing it gave more of a reality to what we are about to do. It’s also complete and utter VULNERABILITY which is NOT easy! This journey and decision to become adoptive parents was not in OUR plan originally. it will continue to be a journey with a lot of emotions and new experiences. Total TRANSFORMATION for sure. Transformation comes with pain most of the time, but when we continue to grow and shed the layers of insecurity, doubt, and fear, we are becoming who we are meant to become…at least that’s what I am learning. For me this journey is putting desires in my heart of things that are now important to me, what I truly want to write and share about: preparing to be an adoptive parent and living fearlessly by throwing away pride and diving in with vulnerability.

    I am so excited to read the posts for this month, Megan! Thank you always for being an inspiration and light.

  3. Is it possible for me to love this blog anymore?? Its so inspiring and helps me to be aware of exactly where I am in the year. Pointing out that we have 12 weeks till Thanksgiving was so great, I never would have realized that. I’m already thinking about what goals and fun fall things I want to accomplish and do during that time. Thank you!