I have a lot of goals for the fall. I have the normal ones: get out of the house more, excersize, spend less time on my computer. But I have special ones for me to. I want to learn a new language, I want to pay more attention to my beautiful puppy, and my wonderful friends, and I want to write more. More More More. I know that it sounds ridiculous, but I don’t do it enough. It’s exhausting sometimes, even when I’m writing about something that I love and or a even a project I’m really committed to. I think I’m very blessed in that my job is something that I love (as I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before) but I get frustrated with my work sometimes too. It takes a lot of sititng on your ass all day, a lot of stagnancy. That’s hard for me sometimes. Movement and exploration are such a big part of my life and personality. So I have to learn how to move and explore with my words and my imagination. But I digress.
My fall goals all have to do with self improvement. I can only go up from here. I like to think I’ve accomplisment something important–to me, at least—because I achieved a life long goal. But I can do better and I can do more. And that’s what I’m focusing on for this fall: doing more, and doing it better. I think that’s something everyone can relate to.
It’s the end of the summer, guys. I know, I know. I’ve been putting it off in my mind for the last three months too. But there are some serious pluses to summer being over. Don’t believe me? Well let’s see here…The weather is going to drastically cool down. So there’s that. That’s all I can think of. But look, fall food is really good. Squash, for one thing. And hot chocolate. The first few weeks of snow is pretty great, but when it’s still fun to play in and not completely irritating. And not that you don’t already do this now, but fall is perfect weather to stay in all day and watch movies with your dog. Did I say you? I meant me. Sure, this is the start of the season when everyone goes back to their offices and their desks and their schools. But that’s exactly what it is, it’s a start. Something new. That’s usually a good thing. New opportunities, new faces. We should all be very excited. So yeah, maybe it will get disgustingly, achingly, cold outside, and most of you will start to have homework again but I’m TRYING to look on the bright side here. I never really get a summer break…as I’m always sort of working. I mean, obviously thinking of ideas and then writing them down is a pretty great job. So this transition is never really as tough for me. I’m still pining for it though–that time of year when everyone is all relaxed, and hanging out, and of course, BBQing every weekend…Ahhh to BBQ. That’s probably what I’ll miss the most. Plus, it’ll be really difficult to walk Cooper in the snow.