Susan autumn

Fall Is in the Air, and with It, Change

It’s 6:25 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and I’m sitting at the living room game table I usually appropriate for work every morning, writing and sipping delicious hot steaming coffee from my favorite French mug. Whenever I look up—which is often given the stunning panoramic view of Lake Michigan right outside our floor-to-ceiling windows—I’m treated to a stunning sunrise. And this morning, I realize something has changed significantly; the sun has moved south in the sky and is rearing its head a little later than usual. It lets me know fall is in the air.

I reminiscence about the marvelous summer that just passed, spent with my husband Sheldon Good, our pooch Orchid and our wide circle of family and friends. And I conjure up some of our more colorful, tumultuous and festive experiences, which I hope will grace your screens soon! I realize that if I had to use words to express the essence of my life between the spring and fall equinoxes this year, they would be bright and effusive to reflect all the razzle dazzle of a wonderful spring and summer. There was lots of love, lots of walks with Orchid, many divine summer days and the incredible beauty of nature everywhere we looked. Goodbyes mean new beginnings.

So as I bid good-bye to summer, it is with a natural sense of sadness. I will miss the beautiful gardens and greenery; the long, lazy walks; the al fresco dining; and the long hours of sunshine. But I also realize it is time to embrace fall, everything it has to offer and most significantly—the change it brings.

Fall, with its brisk air and back-to-work mindset, is a time to reenergize our minds with thoughts of new goals and new plans. I call fall my ‘thinking and take action’ season. It is a transitional season…even in clothing…which makes it challenging to negotiate but enlightening as we realize new ways of attaining our goals.

And so my mental endeavors rule fall and I have already begun to clarify my thoughts in order to achieve my goals. I am processing new ideas to harvest, and so should all of you. Now is the time to make your secret mental objectives reality.

This fall, I am harvesting two real biggies in my mind. Both are life-changing measures. One has been processed and is in the works. The other is no longer in the talking stage but rather at the point where I must make a major decision. And isn’t that what all of our lives are about–making decisions? What better time than the fall, with its promise of growth and change!

And so is geared up for galvanizing action to realize further potential.