I saw a quote today “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” I’m hoping that is true for psychological states as well as flora.
The light outside is fading earlier each day and the days are getting shorter. This weekend, Halloween comes. The night where the veil between the living and the dead, the physical and the spiritual is lifted, and for a moment, all things are possible.
It’s a time of reflection. The communitygives thanks for the harvest and for the days of summer now fading into a distant memory. It is a time to find the light inside.
I recently left a job where I was doing things that individually I loved, but together formed an overwhelming sense of “should” and “must” rather than can and want to. For the first time since I was out of college, I have no paying job to get up and go to in the morning. Instead, I now look to myself as my job.
Saturday evening, I will don my Halloween costume and hand out the candy. But when it is all said and done, and the doorbell stops ringing, it will be time to look at the year behind and the year ahead.
What do I want more of? What do I need to let go of? What things did I take on that hurt me? What things made life better?
I look forward to more time to write, more time to read, more time to swim. More time with Geoff, used better than playing computer games on two separate floors of the house. I’ve spent all this time taking care of everyone else. It’s my turn now.