By Mallory Aldrich
Is August the Sunday Scaries of Months? We often hear the term Sunday Scaries that feeling you get Sunday evening after a beautiful weekend when you start to think about all the things you have to get done the next school or work week, but lately many of us are feeling the August Blues. That end of summer feeling knowing that school is starting up again, we are back in our Monday-Friday routines, the days are getting shorter, you’re starting to feel the crisp air in the morning, and before we know it, winter will be here.
I find myself thinking these things, and I don’t know why! September brings so many beautiful things! First, the start of a new school year, where school supplies are shiny and fresh, you or your child may have a new teacher that you have heard fantastic things about, and the opportunity to make new friends or try new things is there! It is exciting.
Fall also brings so much natural beauty, changing the leaves from green to yellow and orange. You can now get a light jacket when you go for a walk or hike or just out for the evening. The stadium lights shine on a football field, whether for the NFL or the local high school. The smell of warm soups, root vegetables, and pumpkin spice will now take over your house.
So why yes, while the days will no longer smell of sunscreen and fruit, the sun will set a little earlier you will be back to schedule and routine. I say try to embrace the Fall. Don’t be scared of it! And, maybe, just maybe, try something new this fall and get out of your comfort zone.