Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. –F. Scott Fitzgerald
The kids started school. Cory went back to work. The house got quiet again. I went back to working alone and Pearl and I found our routine...have I mentioned that this mamma loves a routine.
I celebrated a birthday. I started a new year, a new age, new but a lot of the same.
The air in NY is more chilling. I started running with mittens in the morning. There's a definite change in the temps now and we started to pull out sweatshirts and warmer blankets.
It's been raining a lot. I love everything about it. The chill, the gray, the sound, the smell. There's a cozy sentiment this time of year that cannot be beaten.
The drinks are different. The meals. The feel of life, it all feels a little different.
The walks are different too. There are different smells and different sounds now. The warmth and greenness are starting to go away and they are being replaced by the fall colors, the smell of fires, and some gray gray skies.
They say that all people, adults included, feel a "new year" with the start of fall. Just as much as a NYE start. There is such a shift in the air and surroundings, there is such a link to our school days, that it feels like a new start.
It's a good time of year to start a new habit or break a bad one. It's a good time of year to take stock. You can figure out what is and is not working. What do you want the end of your year to look like, and what changes do you want to include? What is working, what do you want to stay with you?
I'm going to lean harder into gratitude this season.
I'm going to read way more.
I'm going to increase my steps.
I'm going to keep my love of love.
I'm going to keep my movement with Pearl.
I'm going to try and find a yoga/pilates community.
I'm going to start taking a nightly bath, I'm really going to enjoy the warmth of the season.
It's a new season in NY.