september: just go with the flow

you know what’s strange? my mind is completely blank every day about possible september goals.

for all of august days, i’ve been brainstorming ideas. see, i really want to have credible september goals because this month is more of a new year, a time of fresh starts, than january 1st will ever be. (i won’t repeat what i wrote last year, welcome to the REAL new year that you can read right there, if you want to see the argument for why labour day makes a better new year’s).

so, for september, i’ve decided to keep things pretty basic, yet go a little deeper, too (strike a side angle pose, everyone!).


i intend to make the most of my yoga groupon and get to fearless heart on as many days as time permits. i’ve mentioned that i have this blockage about doing yoga at home on my own, but for september, i am going to spend time on the mat at home on days i cannot get to the yoga studio. even five minutes of legs up the wall will count!


yoga instructor lindsay shared a quote with us the other day from david swenson [guru in the ashtanga yoga world] about what makes a yogi (someone who practises yoga). to paraphrase, in david’s opinion a yogi is someone who leaves a place or a person better than when they found them. that is awesome. add that philosophy to how we’ll approach september.

in addition, my strategy is to take each day as it comes – hence, the go with the flow in today’s title. that kinda terrifies excites me!

otherwise, i am also happy about beginning my schedule of full time hours at the storeS !!

for the outings of the month, mom and i are all set as we will have our annual day at the knitter’s fair [local knitters: you must go if you have never been! click here for info or ask me!] in less than two weeks! dad and i have about 41 eatery options we could pursue, and i’ve got play dates already lined up with adorable e and cutie c in toronto. fun stuff!

and…i will see if i can find my misplaced coffee-loving taste buds!! they must be out there somewhere!!


when is the better new year’s: january first or labour day in september? state your case!

one september goal?? i am just beginning the novel the girl with the dragon tattoo so that will be my read-of-the-month. watch out: it could inspire me to acquire tattoo #3!!

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  • Johanna B  On September 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Awakening the taste buds to coffee – ah hah. I’ve never been a coffee drinker. Never. When in coffee joints I order a non-fat almond steamer. Boring much? I am now officially addicted to small non-fat vanilla lattes. There, I said it. The shame…

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      no, no! no shame! non-fat, what’s the harm?!! i really have no clue as to when my coffee taste buds will come back….since i only started coffee drinking in january of this year, maybe the DRINKING COFFEE is the fluke and i am now back to normal?!!

  • Zo  On September 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Dragon Tattoo is definitely a page-turner! I do feel that September is the new year in some ways, but I like how Jan. 1 gives us a clean slate, especially after the holidays.

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

      good point, zo! yes! i agree that many people are really ready for a fresh start on january 1st, after the holiday fun and games of late december. i just find it hard to be motivated with the weather still so cruddy (up here anyway) and the short daylight hours.

  • Holly  On September 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I’ve heard that book is really good — keep us (me!) posted on how you like it.

    I think Labor Day is a great “New Years” — the seasons are changing again so why not?

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

      holly, you realize that as soon as a certain OTHER book comes in at the library, i will have to interrupt the tattoo girl reading! 🙂 yes – the REAL new year’s day is right in the middle of winter – beginning of september is much more logical for a new year as the season IS changing here and now!

  • The Orchard  On September 1, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I read all 3 tattoo books and loved them all. At first, I assumed that they were books that I wouldn’t like, but I was wrong. I couldn’t read them fast enough! Hope you enjoy it!

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

      i’m really looking forward to getting started on the book (think i should ditch the tori spelling tell-all that i am 50 pages into?!). my sil has the other two tattoo books, too, so i’ll be able to read all three! glad you enjoyed them! (was it a case of “kids! chicken fingers for supper! mommy’s reading!”) 🙂

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