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That September Feeling
An ode to the start of Autumn.
The end of August and start of September are, for me, forever suffused with that back to school feeling. Here in Scotland the term started a month ago now, and there’s something about these late Summer and early Autumn days that has my heart.
To me, this is new year. Freshly sharpened pencils, new shoes and my school satchel by the door. The anxiety and anticipation of the new year ahead.
These days, when the start of school year anxiety rears its head I try to remind myself of the anticipation of Autumn and its smaller joys as we head towards the Equinox later this month. Blackberries growing plump in the hedgerows and the elderberries ripening on the trees. The first crumble of the year and hot chocolate weather. Conkers falling and the first leaves turning.
I think people generally fall into two camps: you either love Autumn or you don’t get it. I understand. It’s a tough gig following Summer but somebody has to. The darkening days and turn of the seasons take their toll but there’s comfort to be found in nature and nostalgia.
This is my ethos and one I plan to share in this newsletter, with bonus content each week for paid subscribers. A place for old souls to connect and find solace in the seasons for less than the cost of a coffee and cake per month. I hope you join me - more next week!
I am grateful, as ever, for your shares, comments and support. Have a lovely Sunday! Xxx