Every fall since I can remember has been a push back into the routine. Busyness comes with the fall and usually doesn't leave until after the holidays. This year, however, I have come to some sort of sense and slowed down as the season has changed. I quit a job, have been cooking at home more, working out daily, actually getting a personal routine down and using my days off work to read, blog, and enjoy Phil and friends. It seems simple, and it is. I have pushed this stillness away for so long that it feels boring sometimes, to just read or just cook. Like perhaps I am missing something fun happening somewhere else. But I know that these simple hours of investing into the well being of my mind, body, spirit, and household will overflow into my work and my passions and into the people I love. I am even liking the quiet. These are some snaps from my "simple" days at home.
Have a beautiful rest of October. I can not believe it left us so quickly!