I’m always so reluctant to let go of summer.
I do love the cooler mornings and the fall recipes I start thinking about doing. (Or getting my husband to make.)
This summer was a strange one. Between the heat and the wildfires, it seemed like it was over way too fast and just started getting pleasant around the end of August.
For me it’s a time when I review all the things in my office, and home and start editing. In a way, this time of year feels much more like a new year than January does! Maybe it’s the “back-to- school” reflex.
Time to revisit all chores and decisions put on hold.
I keep a basket for donations in my guestroom that seems to fill up each season.
I’m tackling books next. This is something I really enjoy doing. It creates space for what’s next in my life. It also makes dusting easier!
Holding onto clutter or things that no longer serve you is not a good way to live.
If you have a home office, clearing away clutter is a game- changer. I also recommend making sure your desk is facing the door; never facing a wall. If facing a wall is your only alternative, place a mirror on that wall so you can see the entrance to your room. It will make a big difference to your productivity. It won’t make you feel like you’ve been placed in a timeout at school.
So what’s next? Back inside to your wonderful home.
If it doesn’t feel so wonderful, call me!
Welcome to Fall! ~ Courtenay
Here’s an appropriate farewell to summer song from my Live At Don’t Tell Mama album. It’s called “The Summer Knows”. Enjoy!