What are you doing this week that you didn’t do last week?

I bet that ‘to do’ list is pretty long. 

In the final weeks of summer there seems to be every reason to procrastinate.  But, now it’s fall – time to get back to school, back to business and back to the ‘routine’ of your life.

And you know what?  I like it

I like knowing my friends will be home when I call.  I like being inside and not feeling as though I should be outside.  I like making plans instead of putting them off.  And, I like starting with a clean slate.

January 1st may represent a new year on the calendar but for me Labor Day marks a new beginning as well.  I used to think of it as ‘the beginning of the end’ but, for some reason, this year feels different.

Yesterday the Sheriff asked me ‘If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you like to live?’

Thinking only in terms of the weather, my first thought was San Diego, where it’s close to perfect almost every day.  But, then I wondered what it would feel like if there was never any change

Suddenly the seasons seemed important

They mark time. And, they mark change.

For instance, this is the first fall for the ParmFarm.  So, instead of longing for a longer summer, I am excited about publishing my first book in the next few weeks, I am honored to be speaking at BlogWorld in October, I am flattered by the number of new subscribers each day and I am curious about the opportunities that lie ahead. 

Plus, I love football. 

So, as much as I am sorry to see the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler, for the first time ever I’m okay with the change in seasons. 

And you know what that means?

I’ve changed. 

It’s not that I think I was wrong before, I just have a new perspective.

And I wanted to share it with you so that maybe you could change with the seasons too.

So, this is what I realized as the summer came to an end:

Some seasons you grow outside, and some seasons you grow inside.


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