Sep 4, 2012

Week by week

Dear Autumn,

Hi friend.

I've missed you.

I've felt a little off at the beginning of the season - but I guess that's not unusual for a relationship where we're only together for a few months a year. I enjoyed summer to the fullest but we both know you're my favorite. I'm sure we'll find our footing soon enough.

I tend to get so excited during this season that I plan every possible moment, to the point where I over-extend myself and trying to enjoy those moments I miss out on others. My goal for September (and one I hope to carry throughout the rest of the season) is to take it one week at a time. I'll focus on this week and the upcoming weekend and only when that's done will I turn my attention to what's next.

You are leaves and scarves, boots and jackets, crisp air and pumpkin spice lattes. But instead of burning my tongue by gulping down those moments, I'm going to sip them slowly, savoring each memory as it's happening.

This will probably be hard for me - I'm a planner by heart. But if anyone can keep me accountable Autumn, it's you. If I'm getting too antsy do me a favor and send a light breeze my way, okay? One that's sweet and cool, that makes me close my eyes and smile - knowing everything is perfect in that moment. I'll want those memories to cling to as you ease away into frosty temperatures of winter.

You and me Fall. Week by week.

I'm ready. Are you?

Your biggest fan


Lucy The Valiant said...

yay for Fall! It's the best!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Great post, Becky. I am SO ready for fall. I feel like it is going to be blur for me. As I frantically page through my Erin Condren planner and see all the days highlighted that I will be traveling, I get a little panicky. But I know I will get through it! And hopefully October will be a bit quieter for me.

I hope fall is a great season for both of us!

AshleyD said...

Fall is my favorite season and I can't wait for things to cool off down here! (I think the high is 104 today! Eeeesh.) I love your plan of taking it one week at a time. I tend to get so wrapped up in whatever the next big exciting thing is, I forget to enjoy the little moments too. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Looking forward to our chat tonight!

Sarah said...

Wonderful post, Becky! I love "starting fresh" feeling that comes with a new season beginning, and fall is my favorite for that. I love your resolve to take one week at a time, and hope to do the same. :)

Nora said...

Love me some fall. It's going to be another few weeks before it's really here, I think, but that's ok with me. I'll take the windows open at night, the return of all things Pumpkin to the stores and getting excited about October and November as those are my favorite months (well, ok, this one is pretty awesome too thanks to our birthdays!). My biggest hope is that the fall weather is here for our wedding in October, otherwise that's kind of a bummer!

Cathy said...

Pumpkin spice lattes....mmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!

Amber said...

I enjoy fall A LOT too but sadly it doesn't come around these parts until closer to the end of September. I did enjoy my first PSL of the season yesterday though and it was divine :)

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