My husband and I LOVE fall. I think when we renew our vows, it will be done during the fall. There is just a certain change in the wind that makes you breathe in with a new approach on your days and breathe out a huge sigh of relief. It’s almost like the first snow of winter that makes everyone think to a simpler time in their life when you didn’t have to pressure yourself and others around you.
This year, fall is a little different. This year, our son is old enough to start being more involved with activities and we must now accommodate his wonder. I’ve started putting more thought in decorating our home; not just for our son, but we are homeowners and I want to decorate the place I love. I used to be so busy working that I didn’t really celebrate holidays through any sort of decoration. Thanks to my new found love for Pinterest, I am practically over-saturated with DIY projects and crafts for all the holidays.
I think back to what my parents used to do for all the seasons and I’m quickly becoming a carbon copy of my mother (shocking, huh?). My mom made sure my sister and I had DIY-ed every season in every way possible. We didn’t have much money growing up so recycling and re-purposing was not a far fetched concept. I see now we live in such an instant-gratification world that slowing down to make a paper airplane out of a TPS report is too much work; best to just buy one on Amazon or Woot as time is money.
I hope that no matter what stage of life you are in, you will take a moment for that huge breathe in and big sigh out. The smile it will bring to your face will be quite contagious.