There’s something inherent about fall that feels like a fresh start. It’s hard to believe it but I started a new job almost a month ago. Leaving my current position was emotional. I loved the mission of the organization and I loved my team. But the commute and stress were taking their toll and I felt caught up in the momentum of things I wasn’t sure I wanted to be doing anymore. An opportunity presented itself that has been a great match. And, the fortuitous timing, has me feeling like I’m starting school again.
Last year, Luke was just a touch too small to really enjoy all the festivities, try as I might. He bearly (get it) tolerated his Halloween costume last
year and he was just starting to enjoy the solid foods at Thanksgiving. We didn’t let him have any candy and, thanks to his first winter in daycare, he was basically sick from October through January. This year, however, I think we have a good shot at really seeing him get into the various opportunities to play and try new things.
Typically, when I’ve let my new year’s resolutions lax since February, I find September a great time to kick-off new habits. I love that everything settles into a routine in the fall. And I love the food, sports, dress and holidays. We’ve all seen on pinterest the lists of 10,000 ways to enjoy whatever holiday season. It’s just so damn overwhelming. But, I do think it’s worthwhile to pick out a few things, least the season fly by and we miss the opportunity.
Visit (at least one) pumpkin patch
Carve/paint a pumpkin
Play in the leaves
Trick or treat
Go on a Hayride
Taste apple cider
Watch the Thanksgiving Day parade
Make turkeys from handprints
Throw a football
Wear flannel (probably with shorts)
Remember to be grateful
I’m looking forward to crossing a few of these off of our list when we see you and your guys next week my dear. I know it’s been quiet on my end lately but I’m dying for the chance to catch up!