As I sadly say good-bye to summer I enthusiastically say hello to fall. It’s time to prepare for hibernation and some transformations. Soon the leaves will start changing and we will be enjoying a completely different palette of colors in the landscape. The wind will get cooler and I will be putting away my sandals. Changes are coming, some more profound than others.
As you might know, I started working on my Masters degree on nutrition. I am juggling my 4-year-old, my 1-year-old, my love for making meals from scratch, the house, my wonderful husband, my dogs, my family, my friends and my studies. I am learning a lot of new things and I can’t wait to share with all of you. I have also been working on new recipes that I’m sure you will enjoy. Yes I am multitasking but I am also enjoying every moment. This is only one of the benefits of becoming a mother, you simultaneously become a circus act :).
I am also about to embark on a trip to Puerto Rico. This will not be a vacation. I’m afraid my beloved Abuelo might be moving on and I am preparing to say my goodbyes. As I write this I can’t help but think about all the lessons he has taught me, but mostly all the love he bestowed on me. And this just makes me want to love everyone and everything around me a little bit harder every day. So you can expect a whole lotta love from me. Don’t be alarmed if I hug you for no reason :).
This is transition time and a reminder that nothing is ever still. The face you see in the mirror today will be a different one tomorrow. This is not sad news but wonderful news. You see, every moment you have a chance to change for the better. Never forget this.
So in the midst of unavoidable change, make the choice to turn into a beautiful swan every day and leave that ugly ducking behind :). Always look at the NOW with optimism and joy. Every moment is an opportunity, no matter what the fall brings your way.
NOW take a deep breath and welcome the cool breeze with a big smile on your face. I know I will.