Well, it is getting closer to that time of year again........The time of year we all feel the need to hibernate and hide away until warmer weather comes back. Personally, I love autumn. It is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love the way the leaves change and turn all sorts of different colors, the crispness of the air and the gorgeous blue sky. I can throw on my favorite pair of jeans, a turtle neck and a sweat shirt and be perfectly comfortable. It is a time to take stock of what you have already accomplished throughout the year and to set goals for the upcoming months, after all Christmas is now less than 2 months away which just happens to be my kids favorite time of year. So, now it is time to reflect.
Starting in June I made some huge changes in my life and have already started seeing some very positive results for my efforts. I went back to college which is something I have been thinking about doing for many years but always talked myself out of. I am happy to report that is is going extremely well (4.0). I started eating much healthier and exercising more and lost 20 pounds. I was so excited with my weight loss success that I decided that I needed to form an exercise group and that has been growing and going strong for about a month and a half. I am making some new friends and working on other relationships in my life. I had let myself become a little isolated over the years and finally started to come out of my shell once again. It feels totally freeing. I feel good. No, I mean I really feel good! I don't know if I ever remember feeling this good......ever. It has been an amazing year so far. Did I mention that both my husband and myself also have new jobs this year! It has been a whirlwind so far and has been very exciting. I hope this trend continues!
So even though summer and autumn are inevitably winding down I feel a sense of peace about the approaching winter that I haven't felt since I was a kid. Even though I am no fan of the cold and snow I am not dreading winter like I have in the past. Instead I am focusing on whats next and trying to stay positive and keep implementing all the healthy new habits I have acquired over the summer. So far 2013 has been a good year and I am very much looking forward to what marvels 2014 has in store.