Fall = New Beginnings?

A new road to travel.

I know that many people don’t associate fall with new beginnings.  They think of everything dying and summer ending and the weather turning cold and gloomy.

Maybe because fall is my favourite season, I love the cooler days, the sweater weather, the leaves turning.  I always feel like fall is a time for new beginnings.  Perhaps because of the start of the new school year has something to do with that too.

I was on my way to work this morning and all the kids were out waiting for the school bus.  It hit me in a really bad way that in a years time, that will be my little guy.  Little back pack, waiting for the bus…oh goodness!  Stop!   I can’t think about this right now!  Anyway, it got me to thinking how fast time goes by.  The last three and a half years or so since we had the boy has flown by.  He’s a little man now, doing things for himself, expressing himself…..

I digress.  This was supposed to be about new beginnings, not about me crying about my son growing up.

But this does also have something to do with how fast time flies.  Many people wait until the new year to start their resolutions.  So I thought to myself, I could do that, and then I’ve still got a few months to do whatever.  In the grand scheme of things, a few months is nothing, right?  OF COURSE!  That is why I have to get my butt in gear and start my resolutions now!  Because time is passing me by.

So here are my plans for things to start for the month of September, and what I’m going to hopefully keep going loooong after:

1.  Join the local YMCA.  We have a beautiful gym just 10 minutes away.  I’m going to become a member and dedicate myself to becoming a serious MILF.  Updates on my progress in that area to follow.

2. Cook at least one new recipe a week.  I love to cook, and I love to experiment in the kitchen.  You know this from this blog.  Even though this is true, I find myself getting into the same old rut and cooking the same old thing all the time, because I don’t feel like doing the research, or the thinking, and planning ahead that is involved in trying new recipes.  It’s horrible, here I am, blogging all kinds of recipes, encouraging whomever reads this to try new things, and I’ve been really bad at doing that myself for the last little bit.  It all stops here!

I was going to put a few more down, but I figure that those two things, especially number 1 – are major lifestyle changes.  I’ll work on those, let you know how that goes, and maybe be able to add more to the list in a bit. 😉

Wish me luck…