So what's so great about Fall?
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Happy First Day of Autumn, I know that for a lot of you, this is the best time of the year!
I've missed posting the weekly blog; I really didn't intend on taking 4 months away. I was really only planning on taking a blog-break during the month of June, Then it was July and quickly it was August and now here we are! Summer just got busier and busier and eventually the busy-ness took too much time away from my writing. It's my experience that the more time I have to write, the more I think of to write and during the last couple of weeks, my journal has been filling up!
A year ago on Sept. 1 I started on a new path, the gentle journey. I wasn't as interested in how to stop making bad choices but rather why I made those choices in the first place. It's been an awesome 12 months for me; I've learned a lot about myself along this new path.
My weight loss has been s-l-o-w (14 pounds over the last year) but I have truly cherished every pound lost. There's been a lot of changes over the past year and adjustments made to accommodate the passing of each season.
So here we are, summer is officially over. Summer isn't my favorite season (Spring is the time for me, that season that teases and seldom stays in Northeast Wisconsin for very long) but moving into Autumn always finds me kicking and screaming for just one more chance to enjoy the summer.
A couple of teams asked yesterday what was great about the fall. It was helpful for me to think about this, a good reminder that the next couple of months will be nice. Someone posted something about the earth regenerating itself for next Spring and I took that one step further for myself. It's time now for me to return inward and continue on the amazing interior journey I started a year ago.
So here's some of what I posted about "What's Good About Fall" to my teams that asked:
- jeans and sweaters
- working outside and not sweating (as much!)
- huddling under the blankets at night
- the dark mornings - my finest hours when I do my best interior work (and find more time to write!).
- for me, a slower pace. My summers are so busy; I miss these quiet days and welcome their return!
What would you include?
Convince me that Autumn is the finest time of the year!!
Have a great week!!