I hope that summer 2017 treated you well! I personally wish that I took more time to savor it! Can you believe that I only went swimming twice this summer; both times in August? Looking forward, I want to slow down and take in the things that give me joy.
I saw a quote recently that we often complain about our problems, but don’t talk about our joys in life. I admit, I have been very much in that mindset lately, and I need to work on changing it. So much easier said than done when we don’t know what is going to happen or don’t know how to react to a situation, and anxiety kicks in.
But as my father always says, worrying isn’t going to do any good. So, as hard as it is, it is better to focus on other, positive things in life. I find that it always helps to have something to look forward to, so here are my Top Three things that I am looking forward to most this fall:
1) Apple picking: I haven’t been able to go the last two years (in 2015, I had my hip surgery in the fall), and can’t wait to go this year! The key is to go in September, I think, when there are still plenty of apples. Many people have told me they don’t understand apple picking, as one can just buy apples at the supermarket. But it is all about the experience; crisp fall weather, turning leaves, getting out of the city and of course some delicious treats!
2) Fall Fashion: Though I am on a budget right now, I can’t wait to transition my wardrobe! I love cozy blanket scarves and can’t wait to pick up an affordable one from ilymix.com (if you use the code “busyasabee” you will get 20% off your purchase! I also love me some cozy flannels, boots and sweaters!
3) Halloween and Thanksgiving: I have always been a Halloween person! I’m not particularly into scary movies, but I love the tradition of watching Hocus Pocus every year and doing some fun DIY crafts. Also, a visit to Salem is always fun around Halloween; I just love soaking in the history and I am fortunate to live so close to it! Thanksgiving is another great holiday, because the focus is completely on family. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but Thanksgiving is so much more low key without all the commercial and material noise in the background.
What are you looking forward to this season?
(Outfit in photo courtesy of Shake the Tree).