My love for fall runs deep. I can remember being little and going to the harvest festival in my town to do a dance recital or a band performance. I remember the smells, sounds, and crisp fall air. I remember going to the fair, or trick-or-treating, and the excitement for the coming holidays. I lost that excitement for a while, but I'm pretty sure it's back. I think part of losing it was getting older, but the main thing was stress. I feel like I'm in a good place right now. I gave myself weekends off to relax, spend time with family, catch up on work things, or do whatever I want. Right now that means going out for coffee, dog walks, and spontaneous friend dates!
Our little house in the woods might have a few icky bugs and WAY too many leaves to rake, but I'm so excited to spend our second fall here. I'm reminded to take cool, deep breaths, enjoy every moment, appreciate the long, summer days [even if they are hot], and that boots are the ultimate shoes [always].
I'm so excited to spend time with friends and family in the coming weeks. I hope you have a great weekend!