Ahhhh. Can you smell that? There is a very distinct smell that comes with autumn in my neck of the woods. Not the first few weeks of September, but late into the season, when the mornings are frosty and the days are noticeably short–right about now. I love the unique smell of piles and piles of fallen leaves, love it more when I can trample through the piles and release a burst of fall fragrance. I am grateful to be back in Virginia this autumn, for autumns in Japan and England just didn’t have quite the same aroma.
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!
The Year in Review
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