Through my window, I can already see nature’s Fall changes. The leaves are starting to brown. The sun is setting earlier. And cooler, chiller temperature is already in play. Even my body rhythms have started to slow down and this year I’m excited to nest and enjoy the slow movements of Fall and Winter.
A big change for me is that as at last Tuesday, I’ve re-entered the work world. After exactly 11 months of job hunting, I landed a gig the Friday before Labor Day and started right after. For anyone who’s been unemployed (not by choice), you know the relief it brings in all aspects of your life to finally be able to join the masses heading to work every day. I already know that the new company is not a place that I’m going to plant roots in, but I’m grateful for the opportunity and what it allows me to do personally, professionally and creatively. I didn’t get a chance to send personal messages/text to all of you who have been so kind in so many different ways while I was job hunting; I honestly didn’t expect to start as soon as I did and the week flew away from me. So I’ll say here … Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! From the bottom of my heart! I couldn’t have made it through the UE period as well as I have without your unwavering support and prayers. You know who you are. ❤
Going back to work means that I’m going to have to use my free time creatively. So instead of packing in fifty million things and tasks in the time I have, I’m getting ready to: slow down and create my own Fall traditions, enjoy longer nights and quieter days, take long walks in the cooler temps, make time to read more, enjoy seasonal foods and soups, celebrate fully the upcoming holidays and create steadily, without rushing or being pressed by deadlines.
Fall (Autumnal Equinox) begins on Wednesday 23rd Sept, 2015; here’s to a wonderful season for each of us!