The first day of September is upon us. For many people, September brings about new starts. A fresh school year for the kids, new fall line ups on TV and new seasons for old favourites and extra curricular activities start back up.
Some of you may know that I volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada/Guides du Canada as a leader in Kaia's Sparks unit. This September, I'm also taking on the role of leader in the local Guides unit as well. At the end of June last year, our Guide and Pathfinder units were both at risk of closing due to shortage of leaders. While my plate is already full, I couldn't bear to see both units fold and so I volunteered to help out in the Guide unit. Sadly, no one stepped up to help out the Pathfinders and they have closed; but, the Guide until will live to see another year. The Guiding and Scouting movements provide invaluable experiences for young girls and boys around the world. If you have ever thought of volunteering and getting involved in your community, there's no better way! But I digress once again.
I have decided that September will begin two new endeavours for me. The first is the 365 challenge. Quite simply, I will take and post a photo every day of the year (365 days = 365 photos). These photos will depict various aspects of my day to day life.
My second endeavour I mentioned in a previous post. I'm taking ownership of my body and I will lose a significant amount of weight. I will post my progress along the way on Mamavation Monday's. I will be 100% honest and share my experience. When I slip and fall, I will admit it and I will own up to it. When I have successes, I will share those too. I hope that you will join me on this journey to self-improvement.
I hope your September start ups are successful and I hope you'll cheer me on in my endeavours.