Goodbye Summer

Goodbye Summer

The fall of the season

by Greg Shield on Unsplash

Tomorrow, children across the country will be donning school uniforms for the first day of the Autumn term. The last six weeks seem to have just flown by. While I have no children of my own (yet), I will be looking forward to my nieces’ first day back to school photos that will be posted on Facebook.

This time last year, I was preparing for mine and my sister’s annual jaunt to the Isle Of Wight. If she were still here, it’s what I would be doing this year, too. Maybe one day, I will be able to go back there, but not yet; things are still so raw and emotional, that I wouldn’t be able to cope with it at the moment.

So, this year, I will be spending the second week of September at home, for the first time in about five years. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I know that this is the right thing for me right now.

A friend of mine, posted about how September is kind of like a new year, only with a little less pressure, and I can totally get behind that, so I intend to spend what would have been my holiday fortnight, making plans for the future, trying to get a head start on my Christmas crafts, and to make a definitive dent in the word count for my wip.

I’m sure that I’ll shed a tear or two. We had the same itinerary each year, so I’m also sure that I will think of the places that we would have been visiting, and I think I’m okay with that.

The one thing I know, is that I’m going to make this time count, rather than just ruminating on what would have been.

What plans do you have for your September?


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.

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