I am excited for a few things this weekend. First, it’s pay day tomorrow, so I feel less guilty about heading out to my favourite shopping strip to see if there are any great early finds for fall. I love this upcoming season. The need for cozy, soft sweaters in hues of burgundy, greens, browns, or ambers. Throws you can reach for in the evening to wrap around shoulders as you sit outside with the outdoor fireplace on, or on the couch with a good book or maybe watching the fall TV shows as they come out of hiding.
I like the dark mornings, and the early sunsets. I like putting a bit of brown into my blonde to tone down the vibe from summer. Autumn seems to represent new beginnings to me. I think September should be the start of the New Year. I feel like a year completes the circle at the end of August, and regardless of our age or stage, it signifies a psychological shift in the board game of life. It’s time once again to pass GO, and to stop, stand still, watch and listen. And then act on what will give you pleasure. Maybe if you are solitary and sometimes feel lonely, it is joining a group to push yourself out of the comfortable, just to see if new friendships are in order. If it doesn’t work out, then maybe you will in turn be grateful for what you have discovered about yourself – that you enjoy your own company. There is certainly nothing wrong with that.
Maybe it is about taking a course, or committing to some regular exercise after dinner, even if only for a quick 10 minute walk. The fall is a great time to begin the thought process of what will enrich your life.
The world has been a chaotic place this summer. Fighting in the middle East has been devastating; the loss of the Malaysian plane over the Ukraine took with it one of our beloved managers from my company. I look for images that give hope, that remind of us that no matter what, we have beauty all around us, that it is only waiting for our eyes to spy the moment in time. These moments are snapshots, and we are the lens. Hope is in the super moon, and in fabulous boots, gorgeous dresses, beautiful women, and breathtaking landscapes. I am so lucky to be a woman. Enjoy the beauty.