September Nostalgia {Back in My Day}

September 2, 2014

By Jenny Mac Rogers

Back in My Day

Fall makes me nostalgic.

For some reason, the notion that it’s now technically September gives my subconscious the impression that the summer heat should be giving way to cool, crisp fall days.

Not so much. It’s stifling, especially down here in South Mississippi. Honestly, I think the heat is worse now that it’s been all summer. And I dislike it.

I have discovered that people can be divided into two categories – warm weather people (WWPs) and cold weather people (CWPs). I am most definitely the latter. The way I see it, I can always put on MORE clothing, but there is a limit to the amount I can decently take off. Also, because I work full time in a professional job, I highly dislike getting dressed and fixing my hair and makeup, only to melt before I even get to the office. It’s a bummer, and I’m over it.

I’m ready for boots and leggings, pumpkin everything, and to just be able to breathe.

But seriously, is it just me or does it seem like it was never quite THIS hot when we were kids?

Why is that? Is there really a difference, or is the difference between by 36 year-old self and my 10 year-old self? As I watch my own children, particularly my youngest, who always wants to be outdoors (no matter how hot, cold, rainy, or windy it is outside), I think that has a lot to do with it.

Back in the day, it didn’t seem so hot.

Back in the day, I had more energy.

Back in the day, I was in much better shape apparently.

In case you haven’t noticed, our theme for September is “Back in My Day.” This theme is perfect for September. It’s a month of transition – kids back in school, the weather (hopefully) back to something sane, college football is upon us, and the holidays loom ahead.

It’s not only a perfect time to look forward, but also backward.

We want to hear all about your own “Back in My Day” stories. You know what I would really love? I would love for every single one of our MSWBs to submit their own stories of nostalgia as guest posts this month. Even if that means we have to run more than one post per day, that would be a fantastic problem to have.

So that’s my challenge to all of you this month. Tell your stories. It doesn’t have to be long (but certainly it can be). Even if it’s just a few sentences or paragraphs summing up a favorite memory, let’s use this month to really get to know each other better by sharing the past, and perhaps even by contrasting it with the present.

Email your posts to us at Can’t wait to hear from all of you!

Happy (almost) Fall, y’all!

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