And just like that, it’s fall in New England.
The air is crisper, the days are shorter and the mugginess has melted away (not a day too soon).
One of my favorite things about living on the East Coast (Toronto included. Fall actually makes me so nostalgic for Toronto, my heart aches) are the seasons. In California, the transition is more gradual, the first couple weeks of September mesh with the last weeks of August and it’s not really until Halloween that things begin to feel “brisk”. This year in Providence, fall seems to have come over night.
Everything is turning over: Nate has started his second year at Brown (!), I have an exciting opportunity on the horizon, soon the leaves will go. I’ve always felt that September makes a better beginning of a New Year than January and this year, we were invited to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with some dear friends, making that feeling even more so.
What are my hopes for this new year?
I want to make better use of my time: be active and fill my days with intent instead of being lazy or flittering away the hours. This last year, I took my time to breathe in post-school-life. This year, it’s time to learn how to be a productive human who is not in school (I’ve never done it! It’s harder than it seems!).
I think that fall may in fact be taking over as my favorite time of year.