Usually, I dread the coming of autumn, which means winter is not far behind. I normally hate saying good-bye to the long days of summer, the hot sun on my skin, the freedom that summer brings. This year is different. Iâ€™m ready to embrace autumn. A big hug is in order. Iâ€™m not sure why. I guess Iâ€™m just ready to slow down, enjoy the dark, put on a big cozy wool sweater, and light a fire.
Maybe it’s because summer was so hectic. Moving, big news (which I’ll talk about soon), new family unit (we now live with my sister and her husband and their dog and cat), suburban life (I do miss the silence and seclusion of our teeny rural house), D being done with grad school (yippee!), new new new. New is good. New can be great. But it can also be exhausting.
And so, I’m ready to embrace fall and the chill and cozy up inside. The upcoming months will bring some new challenges, but I think we’re ready. I definitely will miss dinners with D – he won’t be getting home until about 9 on teaching nights! But I’ll also try to enjoy the new solo time I have. Oh, and I’ll be listening for the crunching of the leaves.
More autumn inspiration here…