Battling the post-summer blues

Ahem. **mic tap** So, it's Labour Day. Which, as we all know, means the end of summer (here in the northern hemisphere, at least!). My kiddos go back to school tomorrow. We'll have a few last gasps of hot, sticky weather, but the nights have already started to cool.

We've had a few really gross winters here, with extremely cold temps, a ton of snow, and they seemed almost never ending. When this summer began, I promised myself I was going to make the best of it. I think we succeeded: we went to the beach twice as often as we usually do. We went on a great family trip where we saw parts of Ontario that we've never been to before.

And now I'm thinking, why can't I make the same commitment to myself for the fall? I don't usually mind September & October too much (October has my anniversary in it, after all), but November is a challenge. Daylight savings ends, it gets dark at five o'clock, the leaves are off the trees, and the world is grey, brown, dark and damp.

This November I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo, which should be pretty consuming in itself. But I also want to develop a plan to keep myself from getting bummed out during that month between October's fiery beauty and Christmas celebrations.

I'd love to hear your suggestions (bearing in mind that our thanksgiving in Canada is in October, not November)! Please leave them in the comments, below. Thanks! xoxo

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