Can you believe it’s September already? Overnight, it seems like fall has struck. The grass in the ditches is suddenly golden, the temperatures at night are nice and frosty, and football is now everywhere I look.
I love fall. The colors are breathtaking, the temperatures are perfect, and fresh apples abound (I’m a sucker for the smell of fresh apples – nothing beats it). Fall is a time of change, though, and I don’t always do well with change, so reconciling my love of fall with my strong dislike of change will be interesting this year.
Whether it was the beginning of a new school year or the start of a new job, heck – the start of a new life, even, fall for me means change. This year, fall means going back to the job-juggling I did over the summer. My bank account will certainly appreciate the extra income and I’m grateful for the opportunity, but I’ll miss out on writing time. I’ll miss the sense of balance in my life I was hoping to find. I’ll miss the relaxed pace I had looked forward to regaining.
Fall will also mean moving! Or at least it will mean the possibility of moving. We’re heading out to the wide open spaces that Seymour has longed for, or at least the ones that can be found within our school district. As soon as we get our house sold, we’ll be country folk once more. I’m struggling to find joy in this move because, while there are things I like about the new place we’ll be living, I dearly love our home and hate to leave it. If only picking up and moving a house wasn’t so cost-prohibitive… 😀
I used to be more intrepid in my younger days (listen to me, sounding all old and such). I used to be more bright-eyed and eager for adventure. Now I just want to curl up in a comfy chair with something to read, something to write, or someone to hold.
So if I’m not spending as much time doing all the online things I really ought to be doing, know that it’s because my life is about to be turned upside down (assuming, of course, we can find someone to buy our house). This fall looks to be about as busy as this summer, and in between all of that, I’m still revising The Lokana Chronicles and trying to finish writing Remnants. I’ve got a full plate.
And I still have a post to write about our last camping trip! It seems like there was something else I planned to write, too, but now I can’t remember what it was. Oh, well – if it was important, it’ll come back to me. 🙂
So, now that Labor Day has passed and fall is here, what are you all up to?
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