Y’all. Today is going to be short and sweet because the past six weeks have been FULL. Full of good time with good friends and family (read about 10 days of this season here). Full of travel. Full of hosting. Full of fun and good conversation. But FULL.
Yesterday I got to hike up and down Monticello Trail for the first time this season. It’s finally cooling off and I am READY.
It was comforting and familiar to be back tracing my well-worn path. It gave me space to begin unwinding and to enter into a season of 7-ish weeks of time at home in my normal routine before the holidays hit.
I went from there to spiritual direction (read about an experience I had in spiritual direction pretty soon after I moved to Charlottesville here) where I realized just how full this last season has been and acknowledged that I need to give myself some extra time and grace to get settled again.
How do you settle back in after a full season?
Fall is here and I am baking my second pumpkin treat within three days as I type. Pumpkin baked oatmeal!
I can smell it while I sit up here in my office. The window is open, and a breeze is blowing across me while I write.
So today, as I write and study and do laundry and bake, I am grateful for busy seasons and seasons of rest.
I’m also thankful for you, reader. I hope you’re able to take a moment today and acknowledge where you are right now and maybe embrace some grace and gratitude in whatever ways are most meaningful to you.