As I sat down at my desk today for the first time in a while, I realized how important it is to change things up every once in awhile. The weather has been getting progressively colder and I’ve found myself gravitating to the warm mass of pillows and blankets on my bed when it’s time to be productive instead of allowing myself to work in front of my window.
It’s currently a very typical fall day here in Halifax. Almost too typical. Fall always seems like the shortest season, but with the grey days and rain that we experience close to the ocean, the days seem to to resemble the wintery gloom instead of crisp fall days. Let me say, there was nothing crisp about the pile of soggy leaves I had to step over as I walked home today.
But sitting here at my desk, the view out of my little attic window is definitely a sight to see. Even the grey sky seems beautiful at this moment. The rain has momentarily stopped, but the droplets that have collected themselves on my window seem to emphasize the bright yellow leaves on the tree in my backyard. Most have the leaves have fallen, but these resilient yellow leaves are a bright reminder that even amongst the wintery rain we’re experiencing, fall still has something to say before winter takes over.
I meant to get a head start on an essay today. But as soon as I sat down with my tea and took a look out my window I knew it was time to start blogging again. It didn’t take a firm enough hold on me over the summer, but I’m hoping that it will as the year goes on.
I didn’t know if I’d ever come back to this little blog. But hey, an easy change of scenery and a look out of my little window did get me back to writing. If that isn’t a lesson learned, then I don’t know what is.
When was the last time you made a change in your life?