As Candy Pratts Price said in ‘The September Issue’ (R.J. Cutler’s documentary about production of the biggest issue of fashion bible Vogue), ”September is like the January in fashion.” No, I am not going to write about fashion. However, the truth lies in those words not only in regards to fashion, but our life overall. I do believe I’m not the only one who feels that way.
September is like January. If not for complete ‘starting over’ , then for one last attempt at those resolutions made back in January we may have failed. Even loosing weight I’m sure resurfaces in order to fit in to our fabulous holiday season outfits. I promise this will be my last mention of fashion in this post.
Back in the day, it was the start of a new school year. Although, summer used to be the greatest time of the year – the months of freedom. Now, summer is still fabulous. Great weather, every now and again, late nights sipping wine and killing time in Hyde Park, tan lines, festivals. The city still is dormant and so are people, as if on a break from life, not like back in school, but somehow similar.
September is when it all comes back to life. People return to the streets of London, to schools, jobs, universities. A new load of first years descend on London. Not to mention other thrill seekers and those ready for cut-throat competition for any career opportunities.
I am no different. I had an amazing year which started in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the most thrilling places I have ever been to. Followed by life in Sydney on Study Exchange. Australia and especially Sydney, will always have a special place in my heart and hopefully be home one day in the future. Now I am back in London and I am ready to rock.
2013 has been one brilliant, eye opening, life changing year for me and we’re only 8 months in. I intend to keep it that way for the next four. As I have been on holiday for the past month, I had to time to relax and think through my options and plans for the rest of the year ahead. As I will be returning to London shortly, I feel confident about my last year at University (ok, i’m shitting my pants a little too!). Hopefully as many internships as I can take and of course a job. Money is still crucial to fund my “lavish lifestyle” as they say ;)
It’s time to get serious, not that I haven’t been, but I will be graduating in time that will only fly by. So I am getting ready for real life now ay. I always found September to be inspirational, a chance to be different, to start over, to try harder. From my memories, it always worked. Even before The September Issue came out, September was always a January in our worlds on many different levels.
So here’s to the September and another chance for us to make it right. Just like Oprah said, I re-adapted it for this month.