Happy Tuesday, friends!
We are officially in Wisconsin and house sitting two sweet pups! Buoy is loving the trails and having buddies to run around with, so all is good here.
It is 45 degrees Fahrenheit today and may I just say BURRRR. Don’t get me wrong, the change in temp is nice, but it’s also a bit chilly for us.
When we first arrived, I was on my last pair of long pants (minus jeans which I was not going to lounge in, duh) so we promptly did laundry. Luckily I found a pair I forgot I packed, and we bundled up in cozy socks and blankets next to the fire.
After our very busy week of driving from Chicago to Montana and back to Wisconsin, we’re quite happy to just be in one place for more than two days. It was a very restful weekend enjoying time with family friends and the pups, and on Monday we were back to our normal routine!
As the weather drops and the leaves do too, I can’t help but get excited for the new season. Fall is a time of fires and warm cider, piles of leaves and big sweatshirts, and all things cozy. I am a lover of all seasons, but there’s something about fall that feels good.
However, it can also be a time of sadness. A lot of that has to do with less sunny days and Vitamin D that our body needs.
It also has to do with being a time of falling apart, so that we can then hibernate in the winter while pulling ourselves together, come back to life in spring, and thrive in the summer.
Maybe that’s not how it works for everyone, but it’s pretty true for me.
So, I’m hoping this season will be a little more cozy than sad.
I hope I’m not getting you down, but I’m nothing if not transparent on this blog. It’s worth telling the world that everyone is a little sad sometimes, because not everyone believes it.
The truth is, a friend of mine died a few years ago around this time of year and it’s always been a bit harder on me than the other seasons. I’m okay, and I’ve figured out ways to not let it get me down (at least not too bad), but with the cozy days comes a few sad ones.
One of the things that helps me through this season is writing. It always helps. Whether it’s in a journal or on a google doc, getting the words and feelings out of my head helps me process it, feel it, and move on.
It’s magical, the way writing can remove stress for me. I can never explain quite how much it helps, but it never surprises me that getting things on paper helps me breathe a little better – even if no one is going to read it. I’m sure my fall will bring a lot of beautiful days with a few sad ones in between, but I know this season will come and go and all I can do is make the best of it.
So, may your fall be filled with beautiful weather, cozy sweaters, fresh air, and lots of sunshine. And don’t forget – make the best of what you have, for our time is always fleeting and we have so much love yet to give.
Cheers to a new season,