I guess it is time for me to admit that the summer is long gone. In a failed attempt to extend my summer, I ran off to Florida as if I wouldn’t have to come home for work and life. The reality is that early September I was unpacking my winter clothes and preparing myself for the next 9 months. Here we are just one month into autumn and we’ve experienced a Super Storm and a decent snow storm within one week. I am not a meteorologist but that certainly had me thinking about these upcoming months.
I am a firm believer in “energy”. I have studied the Law of Attraction on my own and with certified life coaches for over seven years. I know very well that I cannot manifest New Jersey into becoming a tropical paradise, but I can put positive energy into the things about the Fall/Winter that actually do bring me joy.
First off, let’s start with my Fall/Winter wardrobe. I love boots! Heeled boots, rain boots, snow boots, high-top moccasins, riding boots and even cowboy boots! Denim, dark washed denim. Sweaters, off the shoulder, cropped, scoop neck! Let’s not forget the colors, tan, beige, taupe, brown and the list just goes on! Can you say “Hoodie Season”? I must own 10 hooded sweatshirts that are cute and cozy! And ladies, you must admit that Fall and Winter nail colors are SO much prettier than those summer ones. We can all agree on that, right?
Second, I would like to think that winter was once a time of year I loved. During my childhood, I remember my father building us these man-made hills to sled down in our backyard and then running inside to my mother’s warm grilled cheese sandwiches and laying next to my sister Tracey Ann with our cold little toes pressed up against the radiator. I guess the cold didn’t even bother me in High School. I belonged to the NBHS SKI CLUB where a bunch of city kids who have never been on skis in our lives would board a bus from North Bergen at 4 pm and drive an hour and a half to Vernon Valley Great Gorge every Tuesday and we would ski until they kicked us out. Those were some of the best times of my youth, and they all happened in the cold.
Finally, my birthday is in November, my wedding anniversary and all my favorite holidays are on their way! Plenty of reason to get together and make the best of this time of year!
During the Spring and Summer I am usually on the go nonstop. If we aren’t on a Soccer Field, we are down the shore every weekend. I actually enjoy the slower pace during these months and don’t fall victim to the Holiday hype. I am an online shopper who is happy to sit on my sofa and shop ‘til I drop or fall asleep with the iPad in my hand, which usually results in it smacking me in the head, but I would rather sustain that injury than fight the crowds! Besides, my daughter and husband usually get a kick out of that!
I guess my point is to look for the good in everything. Positive energy can change your mood in absolutely any situation. I am sure if I was writing about what I disliked about the cold – I’d have a novel on my hands and I would be miserable while writing it. Instead I took this little break I had and decided to think about what I enjoyed about the snow today, which was the absolute beauty of it. I mean, Northern New Jersey was a picturesque winter wonderland.
I am happy to share that it’s not all bad.
I send my best to everyone out there still dealing with the aftermath of Sandy. Best wishes for a quick and easy recovery from the storm!