Friday, September 8, 2017

Falling Leaves


I think that autumn is definitely here in the mountains...I'm seeing leaves turning red and orange, the temperatures are chilly, but there is that "fallness" in the air that I just love!

As the leaves start to fall, I often think of things I've let "fall" away from me. Things that I was so jazzed up about at one point that got lost in the shuffle of life.

One of my goals is to live without regret so I try my best not to let things go. I may set something aside "for now" but I always try to get back to it!

As each season changes, I love the opportunity to renew myself, my goals and to clean up anything that didn't work for me the last few months!

10 comments:

Pam Jackson said...

Although if you notice on my blog I craft. I have actually let that fall. Working with my beads, repurposing items to work another way.....I have put a lot of that aside and I really think I am ok with that. It was all taking over the craft room and I have let go of some of those items I thought I could do something with. What needs my attention more then anything is the house. I need to do that all over....let go of things! I like that you are in tune to you and that renew yourself with each season. I am not sure how to really do that I don't think.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

These are such great posts. So thought-provoking. This time of year always has me thinking and evaluating my life. There's just something about the fall season.

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) I need to let go of "stuff" around the house too. I've been gradually doing that for a few years, only keeping what I feel is fun and/or useful. The way I renew myself is by my spirituality. I look at the symbols of each season and I apply it to my life and my thoughts. Fall is a time to harvest the last of the crops, prepare for the upcoming winter, clean up the yard/garden...I apply those themes to me as well. I do I need to "harvest" before the long winter, how can I prepare myself and clean up whatever I need inside so that it doesn't linger for another season? Another thing autumn symbolizes is balance between light and dark (the Equinox)...so I try to figure out what brings me darkness, and what brings me light, how can I balance my life to add more light? Just stuff like that. I have a philosophical and thoughtful mind and I love symbolism and meanings.

Rain said...

Thank you Martha! I'm so glad that you're enjoying them :) I feel the same way. In my tradition, Halloween (Samhain) is the end of the year. I live by the seasons so the last of harvest is the last of the year. November 1st is a new year for me because the season of winter starts the year. The whole idea of my living by the seasons in tune with nature is that I work all year towards harvest-time because that's life and that's survival! So it's natural that I evaluate what I've been doing the last year as my year is winding down! I hope that made sense, lol...It always does in my thoughts, putting them into writing is another thing! :)

Wanda said...

Hi Rain. I have enjoyed reading your blog posts and your friends comments. I've had a few really busy days, but I wanted you to know I always try to reply to all my comments. I just finished sharing some thoughts from my heart to you on my blog. Please take a minutes when you can to read and let me know you thoughts. Sending love and Hugs.

Rain said...

Hi Wanda :) I reply to all of my comments too! Sometimes takes a few days though! Thanks for your comment :)

Guillaume said...

Autumn is most definitely here. Love it and love the season.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

This is a perfect and timely post! I am frazzled coming off vacation and finding the need to catch up with every corner of my world I have left some things fall. Should be that I am rested and ready to face work and its challenges but this vacation was not long enough and too much distraction/stuff. I am not rested nor do I feel like I had a holiday. I am waiting for the autumn season anxiously, its still hot as blazes here. Tomorrow they are predicting 32. The leaves are turning but not from the changing season, only from the dryness as we have had little to no rain.

I need to regroup. This is a wonderful post.

Rain said...

Hi Guillaume :) I do love the fall season too. It's so short it seems though.

Rain said...

Hi Dianna :)) I can imagine how frazzled you are, I remember those days vividly. I was never able to rest on vacation because my mind was always planning how I'd handle returning...terrible cycle. Wow, 32...well, I'm happy to say I'm on the porch at 28 right now! :) But you know me, I cling to summer so I can be on the porch in my bathing suit lol...

Sometimes it's okay though, remember, to let things fall to the side. Put yourself first!!