There are seasons. There are tides. There is a natural ebb and flow to life, and we often think of Spring as the time when everything begins anew. But for as long as I can remember, Fall – not Spring – has felt like a time of renewal to me. Maybe because Fall is when school starts, and that means so many new things – new classes, new teachers, new school supplies and sometimes new friends.
As much as I love Summer, and the respite it (sometimes) brings, or New Year’s with all the celebration, the Fall is when I feel energized to re-evaluate my goals and adjust my compass. How about you?
Where are you going? If you don’t know, carve out time for a meeting with yourself, maybe in a cozy spot on the back porch with a nice cup of something, and give yourself permission to really ponder. It’s like Fall cleaning for the brain.
If you do know where you want to go, look back: have you been on the right path this year, or have you veered off? What adjustments can you make? Even the smallest adjustments can make a big difference in the long run.
Take advantage of this new season, as a time of renewal. I’ll be doing the same.