Allowing Myself

…to feel, to love, to be.

Tag: autumn

This Grateful Season – SoCal Fall

We know I complained like a baby about the heat the past few months. Some days, it felt unbearable. Others it was so perfect in the gray of the morning that you’d never know it’d be boiling hot by noon. I get it. We live in the desert. I live where we take full advantage of the water diversions of centuries and one day that water could run out.

But yesterday I took the above picture – 80s, sunny, with crisp leaves on the ground. Today it was rainy and “cold”. It was bliss. And with that I drank tea, did my work, cleaned my house and collaged a bit. And boy, did I need that.

As this Mercury Retrograde season slows me down, I’m hoping to have more days like today over the next few weeks.


Cooler Air Run

As this is going up, I’m hosting an event for work. Details that feel like drive-me-insane open loops are settling in day by day. While I am not 100%, at least I don’t feel as crappy as I did the past few days.

Started the day off right with a fast 3mile run with this cutie above. He was trucking along too, needing the exercise and fresh air as much as I do. We tried out a new leash that clips around my waist. Besides almost tripping twice, and being catapulted by a squirrel chase once, we did alright.

It was cooler than usual this morning. We slept with the door open and the fan on, but cuddled deep under our comforter, heavier now with a coverlet on top. I am craving crisp air and duller sunlight. While we’re still weeks away from that here in LA, my hope is our little trip East will give me just enough of a taste to hold me over.