Thoughts For The First Day of Fall

If you really want to get in the fall spirit, here's a recipe from last fall for stove top potpourri

And just like that the seasons change. 

As I sit here writing I'm watching one of my favourite candles flicker and listening to The Crescent Suite: Con Brio, a classical piece of music written by my uncle. This particular movement was inspired by the changing season as experienced on one of our local beaches back home. I've listened to this song, and the other movements in the piece, countless times.  I can (impressively) whistle every part of the piece and listen to it when I need to get some serious thinking done (which, when I'm whistling can actually be harder than it seems). And lately I've been doing some serious thinking.

I always find these next couple of months the most challenging of the year. I don't know if it's because of the weather or because school used to start picking up around this time, or I'm just so used to feeling bad around now that it's just something that happens, but whatever the reason, it happens.

These next couple of months are also when I get most inspired though. Something about the creative mind maybe? But so far I'm feeling more stuck than inspired. If you couldn't tell from my post a couple of weeks ago, I'm kind of digging the whole Scandinavian, minimal interior thing. I also recently finished the book "Simple Matters" by Erin Boyle from Reading My Tea Leaves. So I'm kind of on a minimalism kick. And as great as that is, it's totally cramping my blogging. I've pretty much been a DIY blog for ages as I've tried to make things I wanted for my place but couldn't afford. Well now all I want to do is throw everything out! So what the heck am I supposed to do for content?!

I've been thinking about connecting more with other people in the community and sharing all of the amazing things they're doing and making and I love the idea of getting more into the community and meeting new people. But I want to create. I want to make things and do things and get dirty and make messes.

I want to be nice to myself because I know that this time of year can be hard enough without making myself feel bad but I don't want that to become an excuse not to push myself to do things. I want to create content for my blog because that makes me happy, but what do I create that doesn't result in adding more "stuff" to my space? What can I create that makes a big mess, looks nice in photos, but doesn't add clutter to my home or have a big negative impact on the environment?

If you want to listen my uncle's music you can find it here. There's also a song on the album written about me.. Not to brag or anything.