Hello friends! Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post; it does seem like Autumn is a favorite and most-welcome season for many of us. This past week has been full of delightful blue skies and cooler temperatures. The photos spread throughout this post were captured on various morning walks (and yes, leaves have started changing, even this far south!) My week away (from this space … I still haven’t spent a night away from home in over a year!) was definitely much-needed. I’ve been looking forward to writing this post since yesterday, and that’s the surest sign it’s time to be back!
…just in time to share an update on my One Little Word (thank you Carolyn, for hosting this monthly check-in!) As much as I’d hoped the liminal space I wrote about last month would’ve passed into new (and exciting!!) places … I’m still betwixt and between, wondering what’s coming next. I joked (sort of) with a friend this past weekend about feeling like I’ve setup camp in this space, which is only supposed to be a doorway … and let me tell you, the threshold is pretty uncomfortable – can I get a more cushiony mattress? please?!
It was a wonderful conversation, and by the end I was ok with choosing to wait … for whatever is coming. and again, I was struck by the power of choice. Just for fun, I made a quick list of choices I’ve made this last month that have brought me joy:
- spend the hour with my first cup of coffee (and the ice pack on my knee) reading a book, instead of scrolling Instagram.
- knit another black sweater.
- say “yes” to a new church leadership role.
- brew a cup of bedtime tea instead of pouring another glass of wine.
- watch re-runs of The Great British Baking Show (and refuse to remember who gets knocked off when or who wins).
- dive into the Booker and NBA prize lists with whatever’s available to borrow.
I may not know what’s coming on the other side of this time, but I know I’ll have choices. and I trust I’ll be able to find joy in some of them. and honestly, that feels like a pretty good place to be, in spite of the uncomfortable threshold.