I was overjoyed to flip open my calendar to a brand new crispy, clean, fresh month. Oh September, you're finally here.
August is behind us - and it wasn't just the overwhelming heat that made the month challenging. It was a struggle to get through it. Fighting old demons, feeling old feelings. Death and loss. Chaotic childcare arrangements. Excessive working-mom guilt that plagued me. Too many tired nights that required take-out or bowls of cereal for dinner. A baby boy who is only truly happy in his mama's arms - sweet yes, but a bit exhausting. Tense relationships, missed conversations. Disconnected, disappointed, disheartened.
Boy, was it ever an August.
To celebrate it's end and looking forward to a new month ahead, I cut my hair this weekend. I didn't go drastic, but I took some of the length off and added in some layers. It's a bit sassy and a bit classic too.
It's amazing how pretty a new haircut can make you feel. When it bounces and feels perfectly silky after leaving the salon - I left wondering why I don't pamper myself this way more often.
Sometimes, it takes a really long, hard August for you to find your grounding again. And when you do, you wake up and find that it's finally, finally, finally.....September.