I can’t believe it’s already September and fall is only a few week’s away. It’s time to bring out the new decorations, change out the candles, and enjoy the smell of apples, and pumpkin. Don’t hate me… But I have to usually do low-key scents all year round due to my allergies, but, I can enjoy apple and at times pumpkin.
September is usually a somber month for me, and one that I tend to just stroll through as if it never existed in the great big world of calendars. But, I can’t because it actually is a month and a busy one. When I woke on the first, it was a little different for me, and I wanted to share this piece of myself with my readers. In the past when I ‘d change from August I’d dread looking at the dates coming. The words that are written throughout the month as it always ended with an overcast on my emotions. I can’t pin point why the first felt different, but it did… Most of my readers know that last year when I released Fading Memories, I dedicated it to my father. The story was a way to close a door, and move past the grief that I’d felt. Most might not know that it wasn’t just dedicated to him, the release and everything around the book was based on the day of his passing.
In 2013 I lost my step-father in September, and that added just one more black mark to the month. Not to mention September 11th, and it seems the month just goes along with reasons to avoid it all cost.
I have no idea why this month feels different, but it does. I’ve decided to not question it and just go with the flow…
Life has been so busy over the Summer holiday with vacations, work, writing, releases, and my in-laws moving here that it finally hit the other night that once again September was crawling towards me.
When I woke and realized it was a new month, I didn’t feel the dread that I normally do. It was different in a way I can’t explain. My heart wasn’t heavy, it wasn’t yearning for it the quickly forgot all the things that not only I have lost but others through the years.
Not to mention I was in the middle of preparing for a hurricane/ tropical storm… Thankfully Hurricane Hermine died down to a tropical storm before it arrived in Savannah. Even though it was tropical it still caused some HVAC on our historical town. We fared well at my house, just limbs, debris, and no power for about 30 or so hours. Let me tell you that is NO fun at all… You don’t realize how much you really love electricity until you don’t have it. I was able to use the laptop to write some until the battery just died… I mean what else can you do with no internet, TV, or even a plug to charge your phone? Write, nap, watch the wind blow the trees around, and nap again. Things were all fun until the sun went down and you realize it is dark as you know what outside. Needless to say I was pretty bored yesterday as the hubby was on duty, and our son wanted to stay with his Grandmother. Which in the end was perfect since they only had power surges. Oh, and even all the farm animals made it through the event.
With all this said, I hope that September continues to give a powerful happy aura around it, and that we all welcome fall into our lives. With the storm’s passing, the temperatures had cooled down some and it was a refreshing change. I know those 90 degree days and then some will be back, but a girl can hope for some relief.
Happy September everyone!
A Bonus to you all….
One Night – Vol 1 of the One Night Series is now #FREE like in perma- free over on iTunes. We are try ing to get it to match over on Amazon so keep an eye out for that to change. Lot’s of things coming down the pipeline. Oh, and…. Exciting news! ALL my books can be found on Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Scribd. (Except Unexpected Changes, that’s coming on all vendors soon) Audio is happening for everything… Hearts in Florence and Sugary Sweets are in production now… Fading Memories should be releasing this month.
One Night Vol 1