hello, september

Monday, 3 September 2012

The arrival of September brought with it the subtle changing of seasons. Autumn has slowly crept in, and is making her appearance ever so slightly here in southern Denmark. As Lucy and I take our morning walk through the forest, we can see the changes around us. The leaves are turning golden, mushrooms are springing up on the forest floor, and the blackberries are starting to ripen on the briars. Although the sky is blue and the sun shines, the air has also changed. There is a crispness to it, which holds the promise of cooler days and cozy afternoons snuggled up inside. Soon we will have to bring out our winter clothes, thick jackets and boots. I am anticipating many nights ahead in front of the sewing machine, churning out soft pants and dresses for the children to wear.
As the seasons around me change, so do the seasons of my life. Isabel has joined Alexander at preschool, leaving only Lucy at home with me. I am transported back to the days when Alexander was a toddler, struggling to remember how our days flowed then, when there was only one. What did we do all day? What did I do with all that time to myself? I have been given a gift, of one-on-one time with Lucy, and I do not want to squander it.  
The extra time has been a blessing, but has also given me occasion to reflect, as with this blog, over my life in general (which is quite healthy, once in a while, don't you think?). What do I want from my life? Am I doing all I can to live my best life? What changes do I need to make to live my best life? Am I prioritising correctly? It's only the beginning of a process, which will probably take some time. But I am glad to have started this process.
In the meantime, I can only imagine that this blog will develop and change along with my own process, as a reflection of me. I imagine it will flow and ebb, as I journey through the seasons of my life. My hope is that you will join me.

Hugs, Fiona

8 comments :

  1. I will for sure join you Fiona.. I'm sure you soon will find a very good routine for your days with just you and Lucy at home :) And I just have to say these pictures are amazing... U might not have any photography education but you sure can call yourself a photographer :)

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  2. Look forward to following your journey! I'm proud of you and taking this challenge on :-) you inspire me. Hugs Marianne xoxo

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  3. Thanks, Marianne. You brightened my day :) Hugs, Fiona xoxo

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  4. First, your photos in the post are amazing, love them!

    Second, I totally agree that reflecting on your life and trying to figure out how to live the best life possible is such a good thing! I do this often and usually I realize my life isn't where I want it to be but when I look back I realize I'm getting a lot closer than I used to be.

    Your photos are actually making me look forward to fall . . .

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  5. Thank you, Chantel! It has certainly been a very good thing for me, reflecting on my life.

    I love autumn...bring it on!

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  6. There's something about that last photo that I find absolutely endearing...
    Ronnie xo

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