Every year it seems autumn arrives on the calendar, but summer weather lingers a bit longer than I like. I appreciate the cool mornings here that actually feel like autumn. I’ve started pulling up the dead plants in the garden to clear out the beds to plant alfalfa. Back in May when I planted the seeds in our garden, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the experience. I felt the excitement of waiting for the first sprouts to appear, and then I was eager to see them grow up and mature. And now on the other end, I’m digging up roots and clearing the beds to plant a cover crop to help regenerate the soil. It’s satisfying work. I am also eager for cooler weather in hopes that the sluggishness I feel in the heat of summer will leave me. Cooler weather always enlivens me and inspires me to keep active.
There’s a new podcast I started listening to called Off Camera. There were two episodes I listened to recently, one with Sarah Silverman and one with John Krasinski, in which they both shared how supportive their parents were of their dreams. Their respective parents believed in them. Zoey shared with us recently that when she grows up she wants to be either a singer on stage or a restaurant lady (her words). I hope that when the time comes, Stephen and I can believe in Zoey and Zane wholeheartedly, too so they can follow their passions wherever it leads them.
And as a final reminder, in two days I will begin my write 31 days in October challenge. Get ready to be impressed.