Readers, how are you? It’s been too long since my last post. As I am typing this, I realize it is the last day of Summer. The Fall season officially begins on September 22nd. I ask myself, “How did that happen?”
In New England, the nights are getting colder, the daylight is getting shorter and I am mentally preparing for cold mornings and frost. With that being said, I wanted to take a moment to check in: How are you feeling? What are some things that bring you joy as we enter into a new season? Do you have any personal goals that you’re currently working on? Are you still feeling the impact of the rising prices of pretty much everything?
I am feeling optimistic. Yes, I still feel the impact of rising prices for everything. However, I have accepted high prices aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Federal Reserve continues to raise interests rates with no end in sight. I have accepted this way of living, because at the end of the day, what can I do? I revert back to my personal mantra: “Find the beauty within the chaos”.
Aside from trying to always find the beauty within the chaos, I would like to work on increasing my fluency in Spanish. I would like to also learn how to swim in the very near future. Along with gearing up for colder weather, I am actively making a point to spend quality time with family members and friends.
I am praying to the good Lord above that I will continue to wake up with a pep in my step and a smile on my face. As I make my way throughout daily and weekly obligations of adulting, I am keeping a weary eye on all that’s happening globally. The impact of the war in Europe has a huge influence on the sale and distribution of wheat. Many developing countries feel the affect of this conflict as their food supply continually dwindles. The death of Queen Elizabeth has mixed reactions all over the world, especially countries that had a history of British rule. I am curious to see if any of the jewels and resources taken from these countries will be returned. The impact of global warming continues to rear its ugly head as flooding, fires and extreme heat leaves many people displaced and traumatized.
The last few years have been filled with happy tears, sad tears and a confirmation that the most important thing I hold true is family. Cheers dear reader as we spiral towards the end of 2022 and the joys of the unknown! Blessings.