We’re at that point in the summer when things start to feel different. The Hampton Classic Horse Show begins on Sunday, the first day of September is Thursday, and next weekend is already Labor Day. I, for one, would like at least a six week refund after being sidelined for as much time at the start of summer. But either way, summer always seems far too short for my liking.
As I await the status of said refund (which isn’t likely), I’m pondering ways to make the transition into fall a bit easier on myself. On a positive note, summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, so there’s a little time left to do things I never got around to (like kayaking). But on the downside, the days are already feeling shorter, and the sunsets are getting earlier and earlier.
Rather than focus on how different the summer was for me this year, I went through my phone and reflected on the highlights. One big one was that I finally updated this blog and resumed a regular posting schedule. I’ve enjoyed coming back on here and creating a new writing routine for myself. Another summer accomplishment was joining Camp Clarity and meeting other creative entrepreneurs and content creators. It’s been so helpful to have a group of like-minded creatives to bounce ideas off of and draw inspiration from. And, last but not least, I was grateful to get in some barn time at the start of the summer and be back in the saddle. Riding has always been a big part of my life, and as an adult, I’m happy to ride when and where I can.
The most important part of any transition is mindset. So, while counting down the days until the official start of fall, I know there will be things I take with me from summer. I will continue to go on my daily sanity strolls, do at-home workouts with The Ness, and try to squeeze in day trips. But I’d also like to try new things. Perhaps an in-person art class? Another online class? The possibilities are endless.
How are you transitioning from summer to fall?