Sunday, September 2, 2012

Celebration of the Seasons

Even though Autumn does not officially start until almost the end of September, I've always thought of September, October and November as Fall. Regardless of how extremely hot it is, how so much like August it feels, to me.. September counts as the beginning of Fall.

This time last year I was still in Birmingham. Not quite at the point of throwing in the towel, yet I was deeply concerned about my future. Times have changed COMPLETELY, and now that I have gotten a better handle on most things in my life, I believe it is finally time to embrace my new chapter.

I am working, the egyptian is working, we have a great place to live, our family is nearby, new friends are being made daily, while old friendships are rekindled ~ things are almost where they should be. (Pending a few random things here and there.)

With all of this going on, I thought maybe it's time to give myself a little challenge of sorts. I like forcing myself to figure things out or to look at things a little differently. One thing that I am hypersensitive to is the whole concept of seasons and holidays. My favorite time of year is here and why not celebrate with all of my heart and soul. That's something I can control. Something I can do.

Something I can share.

I am trying to come up with a list of activities I want to accomplish over the next three months. Fall activities that will inspire me, uplift me, and forever leave a lasting imprint on this year. Some things stick out immediately: Hay rides, making caramel apples, eating candy corn, and let's not forget that first sip of a Pumpkin Spice latte at Starbucks. But there has GOT to be more.

That's where you come in.

I need ideas. I want you to leave comments below with suggestions for my Autumn Challenge. Three months of embracing all that comes with the changing of the season. Everything from football to Halloween, Veterans Day to Thanksgiving.. the options are endless.

Then, once I compile a list, I hope to share that with you. Perhaps you will join me on this little quest. Feel free to leave a link to your blog post showing us what you have accomplished. Then by the beginning of December, we can honestly say Fall of 2012 was spectacular.

I'm going to start researching now. Will you join me?

1 comment:

Ann said...

This is awesome! I agree, even though I'm in Fla and even though it's still hot as heck, September 1st means Fall. I like to get out and indulge in all of the free outdoor concerts, take early morning trips to the dog park, have friends and family over for sunday afternoon football gatherings... And Halloween, which is massive in my house (my birthday is the day before) starts to be celebrated on October 1st, lol. Visits to the local haunted houses, spooky sleepover parties for my 10 year old, a trip to halloween Horror nights, food truck bazars, celebrating Octoberfest at the local fav German Restaurant, etc. Everything just seems -better- in the Fall.

You have listed some amazing ideas in your most recent entry - love the one involving the moonshine!

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