September well under way. Autumn is here and Summer (such as it was) has been and gone. The kids are all back to school. “Soon be Christmas” are the words on the lips of many.
Summer to Autumn
The transition from summer to autumn can leave you feeling slightly melancholy, as the nights start to draw in, and the leaves start to fall. However, this new season has lots of good points, including beautiful changing colours of the landscape around you. Keats called autumn the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.”
Autumn lets you dig out your cosiest jumpers and treat yourself to steaming cups of hot chocolate. You also have the fun of looking forward to both Halloween and bonfire night.
However, as the new season begins, it’s also a good time to look ahead to what you want to achieve before the end of the year. You usually allow yourself summer to relax and spend time out and about with friends and family, while autumn can lead you to be more introspective and reflective; often inspiring you to start new projects or try new things.
The temptation as you enter autumn can be to lock yourself away and binge-watch your favourite TV shows that you’ve stockpiled over summer. In fact, it is often a much better idea to keep active and social at this time of year. For example, you can get involved with a local club or activity; start a new exercise regime; or enrol on a distance learning course.
Perhaps Elizabeth Barrett Browning had the best take on this season in her poem, The Autumn:
Come autumn’s scathe — come winter’s cold —
Come change — and human fate!
Whatever prospect Heaven doth bound,
Can ne’er be desolate.
How we can help
For many of us, a new dawn represents the perfect opportunity to reflect on where we are. Or where we are not. If you fancy starting a new course, to help you get that promotion or start in a new career, you should take a look at what’s on offer at Oxbridge Home Learning. What better way to pass the increasingly dark evenings than by immersing yourself in studying? Our Home learning courses allow you to study anywhere, at any time and at your own pace, with great support and the flexibility to enable you to prioritise around your other commitments of work and family life. With Oxbridge Home Learning you could change your life simply by improving your employability and confidence.
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