I love fall! It’s my favorite season for so many reasons – jeans and sweaters, crisp morning runs, crunchy leaves – but mostly because it is a chance to wipe the slate clean and begin again. The feeling of anticipation as we start something new is a wonderful thing to savor!
I don’t have any kids to drop off at school – but I love looking at the pictures of everyone’s kids on social media – such big smiles – such anticipation of all of the fun and amazing experiences that are just ahead. It doesn’t matter if it is the first day of first grade, of their senior year in high school, that first year of college – or that first “real job” – everything is new …. Like a brand new chalk board!
Another clean slate I LOVE is the beginning of football season! The MN Gophers, the Vikings …. Everyone is 0 – 0. We have not won or lost a game yet ….. and amazing things are possible!
Tomorrow is September 1 – and it is time for all of us – wherever we are in life – to look ahead to all of the possibilities. What can I accomplish in the next 30 days? What do I want to accomplish? What goals will I set for myself? What new things do I want to learn? Here are a few of mine:
- Consistently moving my body and putting good stuff in it
- 8 hours of sleep every night (yikes – have some work to do on that one!)
- 20,000 steps per day
- Meditate daily
- Create a new program to launch in January, 2017
- Laugh – really laugh every day (this may take some reconnection with my best friend from college)
Whatever it is that you look forward to achieving this month – be energized by the possibilities that come with a new start – with a clean slate.
Enjoy every day!