Just sharing a bit of fall from SC.
Cotton fields, like this one just down the road from my house,
will pretty soon, will be a sea of white.
I made a statement many, many years ago that has haunted me to this day. No one probably even remembers it. But, I clearly do and I think about it often. I often wondered what would make me just blurt out something like that. I was young and didn't know how to express what I was thinking in a way that didn't sound boorish or insensitive. And as we have all been warned at times, you can never take back your words, once said. I do feel bad about that. No, I'm not going to tell you what I said because those words are not the point of this post. The point is that years older and hopefully, wiser...I now understand why I would make such a comment. The truth is....I'm an introvert! I love my alone time. Too many social commitments send me into a tizzy and I have to recharge by retreating into myself for a few days. Now, don't get me wrong....I love spending time with my family and friends. And y'all know as well as anybody how much I love a good adventure. I'm just wired a little differently than most. It took me a long time to realize this. And now that I know, I can better manage it. And now that you know, you'll understand my next statement.
I'm really in a state of bliss right now. NOTHING on my calendar! Well, there is just one more thing.....but, it will be fun.
And to boot, it's fall! It's time for relaxation and rejuvenation! The spring is a time of renewal and new growth and hope for the year. Summer is a hot mess of activities. All good for memory making and I've loved every minute of it. But, laws-o-mercy! A girl needs some downtime.
My racing for the year is over, pretty much....or at least for the races I registered for. There may be a 5K here or there that I'll do, but I'll run them on the spur of the moment, you know....when the notion hits. The weather is gorgeous. It's cooler and practically no humidity. Sitting on the porch at the beach or the lake has never felt better. You can't beat a cup of coffee, a cool breeze and a rocking chair. Now is the time of the year I begin reflecting back over the course of the year.....checking that list of goals and whether or not I met them. I, also, reflect back on the adventures and good times Cliff and I shared with our family and friends. I don't know what it is about this time of year that elicits that in me. Maybe it's the, soon to be, Thanksgiving season. Most likely. I do love Thanksgiving.
Well, I can see you scratching your heads and wondering, what in the world..... Had you going there for a moment, didn't I? You thought I was going to go all insightful and binge the conscience, didn't you?
Ha! Ummm, no!
As my daddy (otherwise known as Confucius) used to say, "Don't tell all your business".
And on that note.....me and my inner voice are going to go rest, relax and rejuvenate.