Seasons of Change
Fall, as I have mentioned before many times, is probably my favourite season of the year. I enjoy all four seasons for one reason or another, but Fall would be my choice if I was forced to pick one. I love the cool, crisp air and the bright riotous colours of the trees, giving one last grand show before the weather turns cold. I love the golden autumnal hues popping up, not only on the trees, but showing up in my wardrobe too. Though it is a short season sandwiched in between summer and winter, it is a sweet one indeed. And despite the fact that it comes near the end of the year, Fall always feels new to me. And by “new” that I mean that Fall seems to me, to be a fresh start.
Maybe it is because, while you don’t tend to notice the slow evolution of Spring to Summer, or even Winter to Spring, the change of Summer to Fall is quick and seems to happen overnight. Perhaps it is after years of going to school where the summer is holidays and Fall signals the beginning of a new school year. Or it could be because we are entering the last quadrant of the year, and if you are wanting to get things done this year, you’d better do them quick! Or perhaps it is because my birthday falls in October, and so it actually is the start of a new year for me. Maybe it is a combination of all of these. . .
Whatever the reason, Fall always feels like the start of things. And some of the biggest changes in my life have started in Fall time. Going to Bible college. Moving out for the first time. Moving to a new town. Starting selling my artwork at craft shows. . . And now this year, it is moving into my own place. I’ve had roommates before, but this weekend, I am moving out on my own. It’s not far away from where I live now with my family, and it is not as though I am leaving my community or family behind, but it is still a huge life change, and it will be an adjustment.
I’ve been a bit distracted from this blog, and the internet in general, for the past couple of weeks, as I’ve been focusing on this move, and all of the things going on in “real life”. This blog is of course a part of my life, but right now I am feeling the need to focus a bit on things other than it. I had thought of prescheduling a post for this week, but honestly I don’t even have the desire to do that. And also, I don’t have any pictures to share as I’ve been too busy to take any 😉
So, a blogging break is in order this week. I won’t stay away long, and hopefully I will be back next week, where I will be writing to you from my new house. Completely surrounded by towers of boxes, most likely. (haha- who am I kidding! I’ll probably have everything unpacked and put away the first day I’m in. Because I am an organizing nerd!)
So, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week, and I’ll see you on the other side! (If I survive carrying all of those boxes. . . I am seriously considering becoming a minimalist. . . )
September 27, 2017 @ 1:23 pm
Good luck in your new apartment. Enjoy!
October 12, 2017 @ 6:52 pm
Thank-you so much Marilyn!
September 27, 2017 @ 3:28 pm
I hope the move goes well and you enjoy your first days in the new place. I think that living by yourself is a lovely thing. I appreciated the freedom and independence, and being in a space that is wholly your own.
October 12, 2017 @ 6:54 pm
Thank-you so much for the well wishes Tanith! I have been gone for a bit here- but I have been truly enjoying a space of my own 🙂
September 27, 2017 @ 6:49 pm
Good luck on your move. I’ve always found moving to be a great chance at a new beginning.
October 12, 2017 @ 6:54 pm
Thank-you! I think it is going to be a good new beginning 🙂
September 27, 2017 @ 10:08 pm
I feel so much sympathy with you—we too are moving, although across two states—-and it looks like we will be moving on my birthday, which is also in October. Fall is a time of sudden changes: personal, emotional, physical. I am looking forward to seeing the leaves change in our new neighborhood. I hope you have the chance to take a walk and enjoy them, too. During big transitions we have to plan so much ahead that it can be hard to stay present in the moment. But the beauty of fall is a great reminder to do just that and enjoy the fleeting moments before winter comes. Good luck with your move, Nicole! I hope it all goes well for you.
October 12, 2017 @ 6:55 pm
Thank-you so much for your heartfelt comment! I have been absent from the web for a while- as I have been trying to do just that- living in the moment and enjoying all the new changes.
I hope that your move goes well, and that you are able to enjoy some of your new beginnings too!
September 29, 2017 @ 2:29 am
I hope you enjoy the beautiful autumn season, I always feel that the crisp air and beautiful colours renew the world and make it full of new possibilities!
October 12, 2017 @ 6:56 pm
Thank-you Christina! I have been enjoying Autumn (and still am trying to, despite the fact that the weather is trying to turn very cold!) I hope you are having a wonderful Fall season too.
October 1, 2017 @ 2:35 pm
Good luck with the move. I hope you will have a very happy time in your new home.
October 12, 2017 @ 6:57 pm
Thank-you so much Kate-Em! So far, so good 🙂