The past couple of days, I’ve surprised my wife by getting up early and running out to get her coffee, just the way she likes it at her favorite coffee shop. As I’ve left the house, I’ve been able to feel it in the air.
I felt the goosebumps on the back of my arms and held them tight against my chest trying to warm them up. The temperature over night had dipped into the mid 40s. The sun was coming up, trying to break through the rain clouds, brought on by Hurricane Ian, and warm things up, but there was no mistaking it: fall is here.
Oh, I know that Autumn officially came two weeks ago, but it hadn’t really hit me yet. I love fall for many reasons, but a big one is because our calendar explodes with fun events and get-togethers. I love busy weekends, with lots of stuff going on. Oh, I love empty weekends, spent chilling out on the couch as much as the next guy. Can you say bingeing Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a host of other streaming services? But I also love being on the go.
I look closely at my calendar. Sure we have our anniversary, there’s Halloween and Thanksgiving in October and November, but I’m talking about other events too. We’ve got something going on from now until New Years and I couldn’t be happier. We have our annual trip to the beach with friends; my son was just home from California; we’re going to be in Washington, D.C. with our daughter; and we have a trip coming soon to visit our son at college — I look forward to all of them.
There’s other events too, wine festivals that my wife and I want to hit up; football is on a constant 24/7 spin cycle; we have restaurants in the city that we want to explore; something always seems to be going on. I’m sure it makes no sense from a time management perspective, but I find that the busier I am in the fall, the more productive I am at work and home. Yea, I said it made no sense.
Do others feel the same way about the changing of the calendar as me?