Autumn is easily my favorite time of the year. My love for fall runs so much deeper than all of the basics like apple cider, pumpkins, the weather and all of the festive activities. For me, fall has always been such beautiful time for self reflection and change. It feels as if the world is shifting and changing, shedding off the layers of a season well worn and preparing for the next. When the world around is transforming in the most beautiful way it almost comes naturally to follow along.
With the birth of each of my children I’ve gone through a phase of rediscovery. Bringing a new life into the world seems to have that effect on me. I look inward, getting to know myself all over again. A friend of mine was telling me the other day how the “fourth trimester” is a time for peeling back layers. Peeling back the layers that were built up over the last nine months as you shared your body so selflessly with another. It’s a time to rediscover the parts of you that were neglected as a means of survival through morning sickness and pure exhaustion. I’m falling even more in love with this new me every day.