There are certain feelings associated with certain months. For example: people may associate May as a time of relief and anticipation of summer. January may be associated with new beginnings in Western countries.  Months mean different things to different people. Their meanings can be shaped by past, current, or anticipated future events. September has historically been a month that has brought a great deal of sadness to myself and many of my colleagues due to certain events that have happened within those thirty days. For many people September could be a sad month even due to the fact that the 9/11 terror attacks occurred within that month in 2001, setting a depressive tone for the rest of the month and even the rest of the year. It’s hard to think about September without thinking about the day America lost it’s “innocence”.

Nevertheless, on a more personal level September has always seemed to come hand in hand with a series of mini-disasters for myself. Not even to mention the fact of what happened two years ago in this very month, setting an certain tone for the rest of the year and certainly marking a low point in my second decade of life. However, this blog is not about that but rather how this month relates to the rest of the year.

After all, everyone needs a reference point.


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