Fall: Rebirth and Renewal

Oh, the irony.

After my last post about being consistent at writing, I drop off from publishing on a regular schedule and miss basically a month of blogging.

Sigh. But such is life.

The good thing is that things are cyclical and what I love about fall the most is the feeling of rebirth that it gives me. This is my favorite season because it symbolizes to me a starting over and beginning anew.

Even when I was younger, a lot of my friends hated fall because it meant the end of summer and going back to school. Me being the uber-nerd that I was, always lived for fall. We were going back to school, this was a cause for celebration. Hooray!

Yes, I wasn’t the most popular person, but I didn’t care. It was a new (school) year, another year to spend learning about history and literature and yes, math and science, too.

I mean, really. Outside, the heat of the summer was finally ending and the air became crisper and cooler. The colors were changing as the green leaves bled into yellow, then orange, and finally red. Then gradually, they became brown and fell to the earth with a gust of wind.

Things fall apart and then reform, basically.

And so now that I am older, I’ve always used this time to reflect upon my past and also where I want to be in the future.

I realize, too, that this is a blog about personal finance but these past few months my posts seem to focus more on what is happening to me psychologically and spiritually instead of the hard numbers I need to look at. Those are still important, and I know I have been very delinquent in posting those types of articles. I fully admit that they are not as easy to write as personal essays and opinions on development. I’m going to chalk that up to the overall weirdness of 2020.

This year has been very strange and I know that the stress of the pandemic, the political situation in the US, and the problems at work and at home have affected me in ways that I am still contemplating. I think this is the main reason why I have been struggling so much with meeting all the goals I set for myself this year.

But I am not complaining. I still have a couple months left in the year, and I am going to make up for my past mistakes and try to get back into the swing of things by being more consistent in blogging. This is a long-term commitment and I really do want to use this platform as a way to get myself and my husband in a better financial situation, no matter what is happening around the world.

In this sense, I have been consistent at being grateful for the good things that are still left in my life. I can never ever forget that.

But this season is slowly progressing forward and just like the trees that I see on my way to work, I’m shedding the excess fodder and focusing inward to make sure that I will be fine when the year is done.

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