September is a Summer Month

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By: Jenn Kovalski

Personally, Labor Day weekend has always been a catch-22. It has always represented the start of September and the ‘end of summer’. This meant heading back to school and consequently back to reality. On the flip side it was always a fun weekend consisting of laying out on the beach, a free day off, and cook outs, almost like a last hurrah sort of celebrations.

It is more than established that I am a resident beach bum and a fan (no pun intended) of the summer heat. As an adult, I have come to realize, that not only is September a summer month- it is a peaceful summer month! Labor Day weekend isn’t the last hurrah, the entire month of September is a last hurrah! When you go to the beach or really anywhere, during the hours between 9am-2pm it is a ghost town because all of the kids have gone back to school, and adults back to work.

Growing up, my dad used to take a two week vacation starting the week my sister and I went back to school. I used to think he was crazy, because summer was over, why he wouldn’t just take it a few weeks prior. Now, I have come to realize, he was strategizing- he got to have the most relaxing two weeks of vacation of the entire year. My sister and I were not harassing him to drive us around, there was virtually only seagulls and retirees on the beach, not to mention, no traffic or lines anywhere.

So as an adult, I have learned that the month of September is actually awesome, I no longer associate it with homework, I associate it with football season starting when the weather it still warm.  Even better, my friends and I have been into watching big games such as pro or college football and baseball on a projector outside. It is pretty cool to sit outside with a bonfire, good food, and friends and be able to feel like you’re at your own drive in movie. Cape Cod is also a great place to spend a day or two- the prices have dropped, the atmosphere is a lot calmer, and there are virtually no crowds. It is a great way to spend a weekend or a day trip.

Happy summer in September!