october 21 . 2016

being present : seasons

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My commutes on Thursday mornings are eeaaaarrrrllllyyyy. I fondly refer to myself as a “morning person” but a 5am alarm can be jarring at times, even for me.

The drive time from my home on the mountain to the little school where I recruit, enroll, and advise is anywhere from 18 to 45 minutes. This particular Thursday, I took a different route to work and pulled up a podcast I recently discovered (I know, sooo late to the party). Continue reading “october 21 . 2016”

october 7 . 2016

October is my favorite month.

Main reason: it’s getting colder. If you know me even a little, you know I prefer cold weather (read: I really really dislike the heat).

This morning, I added a scarf to my outfit for the first time this season because the chill in the air was just so delicious. There is nothing like walking outside, covered with the right layers in the right places so that cozy goes with you everywhere except your cheeks. Your cheeks are tickled with the 55 degree air but you love it because Fall. Continue reading “october 7 . 2016”

september 16 . 2016

a love letter to september

Dear September,

You’re one of my favorites. Not quite as magical as October, but certainly delightful in your own way.

Your morning chill creeps in quietly, trying desperately not to be noticed by all those Summer-lovers out there. As soon as the sun is fully apparent over that distant mountain across my valley, you dash away, not to be felt again until dusk. Continue reading “september 16 . 2016”