The leaves are turning, the mornings are becoming crispy cool, and soon the smell of wood smoke will riddle the air. While you might bemoan your last fleeting glimpses of Summer, ask yourself this question- What exciting things did you do with the past three months? Did you check something off your bucket list? Take that vacation you’ve been promising yourself?
I think you know where I’m headed with this. There are absolutely those out there who make a bucket list and actually live in the moment, checking one or two things off their list. But there are those who make a bucket list, dream about the things on there. and never quite manage to check anything off.
I know, I know…Life has a way of getting in the way of living your life. Believe me, I get it. Prime example, several years ago, my sister and I made a pact to try one new thing every Summer and we had a list of things we wanted to try. Every Summer we were just too busy. Work, the kids, ect… Oh we had all the good excuses. But last year I took the first step towards breaking that habit and you can too!
Be an active participant, not an observer of the seasons of your life. Life is meant to be experienced! So go out and experience it!
I know there are things you’ve probably meant to do every year. But hey, the leaves needed raking, the gutters needed cleaning, ohhh… the chores preparing for winter can be endless, especially if you live in a colder climate. Still, there has to be one weekend, one day, even a couple of hours to experience something new. Something celebrating the new season that’s upon us.
Last week I made pumpkin streusel donuts for the first time (picture below) and I went to Salem and stayed in the haunted Hawthorn Hotel. Cross that one off my bucket list! (Upcoming blog post so be sure to stay tuned. Very Creepy!)
So Fall into your life! What are your plans for this particular season of your life? I would love to hear your ideas and experiences, either from this past Summer or how you celebrate this Fall, and they might just inspire someone else. Pictures would be even better!