Like most people in my neck of the woods, I am thrilled the weather broke. Summers bum me out. Normal summers bum me out – the last summer was downright heartbreaking. When Memorial Day hits, I try to remain positive that this summer will be OK – that I won’t feel uncomfortable and out of sorts. But inevitably I do – the hot weather, unappealing clothes, and general hang loose attitude of summer is not my bag. I prefer corduroy and sharpened pencils and focus. And so when the weather turns cooler, I finally relax.
And I start believing in plans again. That life is not just about making it through another day of heat, but that I can get organized and make a difference at work and do fun and interesting things in my life. So, finally, fall is here. I feel no longer like a round person trying to fit into a square hole. Yay! Look for many more posts about how I am making up for lost time. Starting with sitting on my porch in the cool morning, watching the squirrels skitter, and planning for a great fall-ish day.