I’m looking forward to the autumn. The days are getting shorter and there’s a distinct nip in the air in the mornings. At the bottom of the garden there’s a Virgina Creeper which is already adding a splash of colour with its red, orange and yellow leaves.
It’s time to start storing away the summer clothes and digging out cosy jumpers, fleeces and slippers. Time to order our logs, ready for winter and store away the sun-loungers.
Since childhood, September has always been the start of a new year for me. Back to school as a child, back to school as a teacher… I buy an academic diary each year and love the crisp new pages ready to be filled.
Autumn is a time for reflection. As we begin to spend more time indoors we can take the time to reflect on our own lives. Outside, the trees begin to lose their leaves, allowing them to fall without struggling to hold onto them.
I think this is a great reminder that we too can let go of the things that no longer nourish us. Old resentments and regrets weigh us down and stop us moving on. Anger stops us enjoying the present moment and self-criticism keeps us down. Doubts stop us fulfilling our dreams.
So, let’s try and let go this autumn.
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