I love fall.
Cooler weather, shorter days, apple- and pear-picking, the wearing of scarves and boots, the excuse to make more warming foods and drinks. . . .
Lately, I’ve been taking things slowly. Fall must be savored and homemaking must be done, and working hard this summer just tired me out.
At the risk of employing a trite analogy, I’m now doing my life’s work–and it’s a marathon, not a sprint. I’ve needed to give myself a mental and physical break from a lifestyle of daily panic.
Fortunately, refreshment comes in many forms. Right now, switching my short-term vision for a long-term one is helping–so are bright fall leaves, freshly-roasted coffee, and spending more time with friends. Getting out of town for a few days of pure fun with my siblings was an amazing blessing.
Back in my little studio, I am happy.