I love summer.
I love wearing dresses and flip flops, having that sunkissed glow, going to the pool, enjoying the outside on a beautiful warm day. I love the way the world relaxes despite all the happenings around it.
But the truth is that by August, I've had my fill. Once the kids go back to school, I'm ready for something new. Living in the midwest my entire life, I believe my clock is set to the seasons. I can't truly restart until there is a shift of winds.
Fall has my heart :)
I've become increasingly revived since Fall hit the midwest...
I want to decorate. I want to sit outside in my coziest sweater with a good book and a cup of coffee. I want to walk down the sidewalk in my boots and hear the leaves crunch under them. I want to smell the cold. I want to visit every pumpkin farm within a 30 mile radius and enjoy everything it has to offer. I want a red nose and to see my breath appear in the air. I want to see the leaves turn.
I realize with the beginning of a new season, I have opportunities . I feel like I have the opportunity to redecorate my house...organize my cabinets and closets...clean every square inch so my home can be as new as the season. I feel like its time for new hobbies, time to finally wipe the dust off my sewing machine and start doing what I love. Its time to write and finally consider becoming more serious about what I can do with it. I feel like its time to teach Alivia new things...time to let her explore and learn to love all the things I love about fall. I feel like its time to invest in my husband, time to remind ourselves of all the reasons we fell in love in the first place.
Fall is reviving me. Restarting me. I absolutely love it.
Oh Fall...I've missed you.