So, I’m back. 🙂
It’s been a while and I hope I’ve been missed. I’d love to say I was doing something profound or Earth changing, but the reality is, I was burnt out and decided to goof off a bit. Not from just blogging, but, lots of things. Just too much going on. Decisions to be made. Family coming, and going, and coming back again. Some highs, and some lows – but through it all, very few moments where I felt like I could put a thought together on paper (or in this case, a computer :)).
But, I’m back. Or I will try my best to be “present” until my next need for some quiet time.
So here we are – months later. It’s the fall – things are settling. Fall is always a little sad for me. I’m not sure why – the weather is perfect, the trees are lovely, and as some of my friends would say, the clothes are fantastic :). Maybe it’s in anticipation of what’s to come. I don’t know. But with it, comes a much-needed calm. Summers are bbqs and burgers – parks and beaches. Summer is loud and sunny, and superbly fantastic. Summer is also exhausting (or maybe just for anyone with kids :)).
Fall on the other hand – is serene, and a bit more spiritual. I find it easier to connect with my surroundings in the fall. Maybe that’s where the melancholy comes from – feeling the elements. You can feel the sorrow from a world away in the gust of a cold wind. Fall allows me to hear my thoughts in the calm and quiet (even when my house is a zoo). I can’t hear myself during the “loud” summer months. Too much distraction.
So – more time to think and reflect, and hopefully write. I’ve been a goofball all summer – embracing my “sunny” side. 🙂 It was much-needed – and I hope I can keep it as the tides turn and winter approaches.
But it’s always nice to re-connect.