The Fall Reboot

The only reason I don’t adore fall is that I hate winter with such a passion. If fall led to spring or summer, it would be my favorite season. I love the crisp air. I love the colors. I love the seasonal food. I love the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. But most of all, I love the reboot.

My life is on a semester cycle. I teach, which helps. And my theater world has seasons, many of which either start or end in September. My daytimer starts in September rather than January. And since my birthday is at the end of the summer, fall is a time for me to set goals for the coming year.

This year the reboot hasn’t been automatic. Time is flying by so quickly I feel the need to respect it more. Is that really how I want to spend my time? Can my knees take another running program? How can I carve out more time for writing? Should I try meditation, again? What will make this time different?

How to break down the goals into manageable tasks, and how to be accountable to myself, those are the struggles. But crisp air, delicious apples and great sleeping weather help reframe the struggles a bit. After all, it is a new year.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Donna says:

    Fall IS my favorite season, in large part, because of the reboot. After a summer that meanders in all different directions, I’m always happy to get back to a routine. Oh, and yes, I also love the crisp air, warm sweathers, apple treats, and a crackling fire in the fireplace. Thanks for the post!


  2. Ruth says:

    I love fall, too, and the whole idea of new beginnings (I could not wait to start kindergarten!) as well as new shoes! It takes time to reboot–as in time to consider just what those goals and priorities will/should/could be. When time flies, like it seems to, it’s hard to stop. I think meditating is a good idea–even for five minutes! As in what’s the reboot today…

    Thanks for posting this, Julie. Yes, food (apple crisp) for thought


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