Nov 22, 2012

Falling into Fall

Hello blogging friends and readers,

The Fall is always difficult for me to blog, I am not sure why. I find that in the Fall, my thoughts turn inwards and I want to spend more time alone and less time sharing. The social whirlwind that was my October/November was unusual and out of character for me and I found that it drained me emotionally.

I always see Fall as a the start of something new (as opposed to the end of something old) and I welcome the changes even though change often means disruption and some uncomfortableness for a while.

Right now, I have a bunch of plans in the works and I am waiting to see which ones work out before I can make some life decisions and move forward in one of the directions open to me right now. It may not all come together soon so I feel in a bit of limbo, but I am pushing forward while reexamining what I want from my life and from myself.

This past weekend, I took a road trip with my good friend Shelley to visit friends in Pennsylvania. We had such an amazing time. They are all wonderful, generous and funny people to spend time with and I laughed a lot. Just about every minute was jam packed, but it was all quality time and we are already talking about our plans for next year.

On the health and exercise front, I am doing ok but not great. I think I had food poisoning when I returned home Monday evening and was sick most of Monday night, all day Tuesday and yesterday, but today my stomach has settled and I feel normal again. Unfortunately, the weekend away was not full of good eating choices or any exercise so I am back to my little workplace gym tomorrow to get back to running/ellipticalling/walking and I think I’m going to count calories and carbs for the next month as I’ve been off track for a number of weeks and I am feeling it in my jeans.


  1. Oh, snap! Food poisoning? Man...I hope you're feeling better. That blows. :(

    Ooh! Ooh! If you come back to PA next year, we'll have to try to meet up again! We'll see if we can make it happen for sure this time.

    Thanks SOOOO much for the run this a.m. I wish you were next to me to get my ass moving a little bit more. LOL! Thanks, Enz, for making that happen. You rule!

  2. Food poisoning sucks so I hope you feel better.

    Good luck with all your plans. The end of the year always feels more busy to me and most people start blogging less. I think something about the holidays just drains people both in a positive and negative way.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Sorry to hear about the food poisoning.. ikkky ... hope you are all recovered now?

  4. Glad your trip away was so amazing, apart from the food poisoning obviously. :(

    Hope you had a lovely day yesterday and speak soon. x

  5. Your trip sounds like a blast! So sorry you got sick! I get a bit more introverted in fall and winter too. Not sure exactly why. Hope you feel better this week!

  6. Glad you had a good trip but the food poisoning doesn't sound so good.

  7. Ugh, food poisoning; hope that has left you for good. Fall is my favorite season of the year, but I do agree that it does bring with it increased social stress to add to the days routines. Hope you are enjoying the workplace gym!