“Don’t wish your life away.” As a child, I constantly found myself looking forward to what was next – the next grade, the next summer vacation, the next big event I had with my friends, and wishing that it was happening now. I was often told not to wish my life away – to enjoy the moment, the stage that I was in.
I’m not sure what it is – maybe some psychological effect of breathing almost nothing but conditioned air, perhaps? - but today I’m longing for fall.
*Early* fall, mind you…the days where the air seems just a bit more crisp…before it gets blustery and chilly and you have the knowledge that snowflakes are right around the corner.
Days spent walking outside in a cozy turtleneck, jeans, and boots with a cup of pumpkin spiced coffee. Days where the afternoon/early evening light is just so golden-yellow and perfect. Days where you realize that you might have eaten one too many mellowcreme pumpkins, but quickly forgive yourself for it because they’re only around in the fall.
But, for now…I am doing my best and enjoying summer. Long, lazy days (even if they’re experienced conditioned air for the moment), evening light until almost 9:00 PM, and lightning bugs flitting around our yard.
What’s your favorite season?