In nature, spring is, of course, the time of renewal. Trees budding, flowers blooming, wildlife rearing young. But, for people, we grow up with the new school year starting in fall, going away to college, football season starts, and for many workers, vacations for the year are done and the busy time of year gets underway.
So, I always thought of fall as the time of renewal. Besides school, I started a couple different jobs in the fall, and I moved out on my own for the first time one September. I tended to seek out new things as autumn moved in. I joined a film making group one fall, started volunteering at an independent film theater another year.
Then, over the years, I started to lose that association of renewal with fall. Any schooling was a distant memory, started my current job in the spring about three and a half years ago. I haven’t really done anything new in the autumn for a long time.
So, while it’s fall now, where I am, maybe the new theme should be renewal anytime. I hope to get my writing back on track now, not just posting here, but working on writing projects. I’m not working overtime right now since it’s temporarily unavailable. That makes it a good time to renew and get into good habits, so that when I have less time, I can still do what I need to do in my off hours.
In other words, there’s no better time than the present. While it’s okay to associate a certain time with renewing or trying new things, the flip side is that you don’t need to save something special for that time. Anytime is a great time to grow, or renew, or branch out, connect or reconnect.
So, wish me luck on my creative endeavors and get busy with your own! Carpe diem!