We woke up today to an absolutely gorgeous fall day here at the beach in NC. By that I mean the sky is a crystal clear blue, there’s a nice breeze, and the high will only be in the upper 70s. Best of all, the windows are open. And that for us is heaven. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a summer girl. The beach, the boat, the sun, the water, we live for it. And yet, every September or October I wait for that first taste of fall and that little bit of crispness (ie, low humidity). I swear I get giddy.
I think many look at this time of year as an ending. Back to school, vacations are over, the leaves change, it’s kind of like folks start to hunker down. But for me, it feels like a beginning. That freshness in the air. College football Saturdays. Clear night skies. Fires in the fire pit. The chance to put on a pair of jeans or even a sweater! And yes, the knowledge that the holidays are just around the corner (Hallmark Christmas movies start next month….).
This time of year always makes me say, ‘Okay! Let’s DO this!’ And I think this year more so than others. There’s a big ‘moving on’ from all things 2020 for me right now. I’m over it. In a good way. I’ve learned so much this year. I’ve learned a lot about people. I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve learned a lot about the world around me. And I’ve learned that I get to choose what I let in and what I let pass me by. And I’m choosing to move on, to start fresh, to let things go. Are you with me? Let’s do this.
Here’s to life!
Live and Learn with love.