I feel like fall is just more fall-ish this year. The colors seem brighter, the air smells crisper (probably not a word) and I've just been enjoying this season to the fullest. I think I feel this way partially since I've spent more time outdoors this fall than I have in previous years. Between evening walks with Jared, sitting out at junior high football games and just spending more time out and about- I've really soaked in all the fall I can.
Last week Jared and I went out leaf-peeping :) I read that phrase somewhere once and thought it was hilarious, so I wanted to try it out. Regardless of what you call it, we went on a leisurely drive through the country roads that I love so much and just took in all the views. We pulled over in the middle of no where and shot from photos and just took the time to appreciate how gorgeous fall is. It'll be gone too soon, I know, so I'm glad we spent the afternoon enjoying it.
I always feel so refreshed when I take the time to just s-l-o-w down. I am guilty of feeling like I always need to go, go go! Or get a million things done in one day's time. But wow, how a relaxing day can do wonders for the mind and spirit. I hope I can continue with this mindset as the holiday season approaches. Because sure, life will get chaotic but it's truly about enjoying the little things along the way.