Month: September 2012

Fall is a time of renewal

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.