By now you are all familiar with my love for fall. With the leaves changing and the beauty of the season setting in, I find myself taking pause to look out the window and smile at the beauty of it all.
Those peaceful moments are especially precious because this time of year is more than busy in the magazine world. Our photographers, stylists, and editors are buzzing with fall fever, doing everything they can to capture the season’s scenery and flavors. We love to bring you pages of autumn’s beauty this time of year, and that means photo shoots and testing seasonal recipes while everything is vibrant and fresh.
Sometimes things move a little too quickly, and this beautiful season turns into a blur of yellow, oranges, and reds. Those moments to gaze out the window or go on an afternoon stroll become little treasures that are all too often rushed.
Over the years, I have learned the importance of anticipating this busy season and I intentionally make time to stop and reflect. I’m sure many of you also confront the challenges of an over-crowded schedule. Fall brings a return to our routines, and as the holidays approach there are new events and obligations that fill our evenings. These are generally things we love to do, but even a busy calendar filled with things we love can still steal our joy.
So I encourage you to take pause, shut out the many things calling on your attention for a moment, and give yourself a little time to appreciate the beauty around you.
If you find yourself with extra time, then look to the busy souls around you. Do you have a loved one with children running her ragged? Find a way to give her a little break so that she, too, can enjoy this special time of year.