by Amanda Forester
I love the beginning of autumn. I know we’re not quite there yet, but yesterday when I took a walk in the beautiful sunshine there was a certain snap to the cold breeze that told me cooler weather is on the way.
I believe autumn is the most beautiful season of them all. Here in the Northwest the trees light up with blazing colors of yellow, orange, gold, and red. Of course we always have the steady evergreen trees mixed in for added color. We are not there yet, but it’s coming, and I love it!
I always get excited this time of year. Maybe it is because I went to school for sooooo long I’ve been trained to consider the fall as the beginning of the year. The few days before school starts are ripe with possibility. These are the glory days before I’ve made my first mistake or gotten so far behind I crackle with anxiety. The beginning of school is always an adventure, a fresh start, a new beginning.
Even when I (finally) stopped going to school, I went back and taught classes at a local university. I just couldn’t quite pull myself away. In a fun way, the excitement of the beginning of school was still there (before I made my first mistake or fell behind). Interestingly, I also still got anxious during exams—even when I was the one giving them! There’s something for therapy…
So what is your favorite time of year?