I’m glad other people can relate to being boring and adult (IE: yesterday’s post). I feel like September is one of the most busy times of the year. For students, you are getting back into the nitty gritty of class and courses. For offices there is something about fall that screams “new and fresh start”. For businesses like a running store, we are in fall marathon mode as well as cross country mode. We are also busy. It seems like most people are busy the month of September.
That means less people are on the internet. I can see a reflection of that, not only with myself but with my blog stats as well. Maybe I’m just getting more boring or something? Or something like that anyways. Blog stats aren’t something that I’m really concerned about but I always notice certain trends. One being that I tend to get more page views in the summer and less in the fall. YAY for people existing in real life and not worrying about my blog.
Across all of social media, I’ve seen more and more people indicate they are busy. Too busy for this, too busy for that…and you know what? That is completely fine. We all go through periods of having a busy schedule versus having a less busy schedule. It makes life interesting (kind of like that hill right in the middle of a run).
Like I’ve always stressed in my own personal life and blog space, it’s important to look at your big picture. A novel isn’t written with one chapter and neither is your life. It’s important to realize that these times come and go. For instance on Tuesday, I had a day off of work. I thought I would really enjoy my day off. By 1 pm, I had already cleaned everything that needed to be cleaned. I had gone for my workout and caught up on all my TV (while cleaning). I had read some blogs. I found myself at a loss of what to do. Normally on my days off I try and make plans but most people were busy so it didn’t work out that way. Personally I like to have something to look forward to daily whether it’s hanging out or treating myself to something.
I had finished everything I needed (and wanted) to do and it was now 2pm. I honestly had no idea what to do. Somehow I just zoned out and relaxed until going to bed. I talked to a few friends. I wondered what on Earth I would do on Wednesday I had two whole days off in a row. After being so busy for the last two weeks, I didn’t know where to begin with a couple of days off. I decided to work on some paintings and just relax. Both I did.
Then on Wednesday I woke up and got a call asking if I could come to work. It was something to do to fill my time. I had gotten everything I wanted to do (For me right now I have come to the conclusion that back to back days off aren’t the best for me when I don’t make plans). I need to have something to look forward in. I do better with a little bit of structure and get bored sitting online after an hour (that’s really pushing it).
So with that I found myself even more busy this week than I originally planned. That isn’t a bad thing or a good thing. It’s just a change in schedule thing. It leaves me with more free time and more things to do next day off. Maybe I’ll even get some blog posts in.
My point is, September appears to be a busy month for everyone. There isn’t a need to stress about it and life will eventually level itself out. There is no need to stress about an individual day, month or year.
Question for you: What are you up to this September?