Summer is at its end. I got up this morning and saw numbers on my thermometer that I haven’t seen in quite a while. It made me wonder, momentarily anyway, if I knew where my fuzzy slippers were.
As a California girl, the end of summer always makes me a little sad. Despite more than 10 winters away, I’m still not good at cold. I’m told I’ll get used to it and I suppose I have, but I still love being warm.
It’s not like I didn’t know it was coming. Change is one of the constants of life. Autumn follows summer and winter follows autumn. It’s been that way as long as I can remember. And the cycle continues. In our lives, as in nature, one season passes and gives way to the next.
This past year has been one of change for me as well. After nearly three decades as a professional portrait and wedding photographer, I find myself moving in other directions. My photography time is increasingly occupied by editorial and scenic work, the subjects that first captured my attention as a young photographer.
I find myself writing more and more. This is a good thing. Since I was six, I have known my life’s work must involve the written word and I have neglected it far too long. I wrote in high school, in college, and on and off for several years after. But other things eventuallygot in the way of pursuing a full-time writing career.
Some years ago, I knew it was time to write again and now I cannot push it off any longer. In addition to my blogs, I blog for other companies and I am finally working on a long-delayed book project. I see the seasons changing and it is time for me to change with them.
Summer is at its end. And I am excited for fall.
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