There’s a certain chill in the air that can no longer be ignored

Fall is such a magical time.  The air is crisper, the leaves are turning from vibrant greens to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, red, gold, and purple, kiddos are back in school, and you don’t have to shave your legs anymore because it’s too darn cold to wear anything that shows them off!  (Am I right, ladies?  No…well, okay.)

Sure, everything around you looks like it’s dying and if you don’t have the sniffles from getting the actual flu you’ve probably got them from getting the flu shot.  (Seriously, everyone I know who got the flu shot this year came down with some nasty flu-like symptoms right after.  Isn’t that what the flu shot is trying to prevent?)

But with the colder weather and the super-bugs comes a myriad of grand adventures you can only have during this season.

}Traverse a corn maze.
}Eat fresh, home-made donuts and drink warm apple cider.
}Curl up next to a fire with a good book.
}Make pumpkin pie…from scratch…using a real pumpkin.  (Not going to lie, this one scares me a bit.)
}Star gaze.  (This isn’t completely season specific, but some of the constellations can only be seen certain times during the year.)
}Go to an orchard and pick apples.

This is my list.  What are some things you love to do when the wind turns colder and the leaves begin to change?  Post some ideas here and I might just add them to my seasonal buck list.

Autumnally yours,

So…I guess I’m back.

Did ya miss me?

I don’t really have much of an excuse for such a long, unannounced hiatus, but I’m pretty sure the 3 of you who actually read this blog won’t really mind.

Anyway, rather than regale you with the fabulous details of my life since my last post (I’ll probably get around to that later, but I make no promises) I want to forge ahead with something that is both a bit new and a bit old.

When I began this blog, I was in something of a state of limbo with my life.  The path I thought I was supposed to be headed down (becoming a teacher) suddenly turned out to be anything but what I was supposed to be doing, but I had no idea what new path I should begin exploring.  I had spent years mapping out the terrain of what it would take to reach my goal of becoming a science teacher, only to discover that I was not the biggest fan of the scenery.  I was lost.  A huge part of who I had been, something I had shaped my identity around for years, was now no longer a part of my life.  Well, at least it wasn’t a part of my life in the way I had imagined it would be.  It was like starting back at square one right when you were about to reach King Kandy’s Candy Castle.  Not fun.

My plan for this blog was so I could have a place to sift through my life and try to discover the new path I was to travel, a place where I could attempt to figure out exactly what the ‘rocks in my jar‘ actually were.  I wanted a place where I could process through life as I rediscovered my values, discovered new passions, and explored the many opportunities around me.

So, basically all I’m saying is that…I guess I’m back.  Hope you enjoy.  ♥

Yours (take 2),