Loving Fall


I’m loving this fall season. It’s been full of peaceful moments at home. Snuggles and walks with my puppy. Getting an early start for Christmas by decorating the apartment. And lounging around the house. Because why not?


It’s also been a weekend trip to New York City, walking around Central Park while it’s raining leaves and walking in the rain across the Brooklyn Bridge and waiting in line for slices of Joe’s pizza for dinner.

This trip was so much better than the last trip—my first trip—to NYC. I didn’t try to cram too much in. I roamed the city on my own (and mastered the subway system; it’s really easier than I thought it’d be). I went to several places for the first time, like the 9/11 Memorial and the MET. And I soaked in every moment of the short vaca.


I’m thankful for all these little moments. & I’ve loved capturing them on camera.



On the changing season

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.”

Last fall was full of all autumn’s activities. There were multiple fairs and evenings spent on carnival rides. There was pumpkin patches and hay rides. There were drives to appreciate the changing of the leaves. There was Hocus Pocus and Ichabod.

This year is different. This year is about discovery and feelings. And learning how to let go, which is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. It’s also the number one thing I don’t like about myself. I hang on to things far too long—both good and bad. Yes, even when something’s good. I want to savor it for as long as I can, or I want to recreate it over and over. For example, it seems every year I try to make Christmastime feel like it felt when I was a child.

But that’s not life. We evolve. And if we try to hang on to good things for too long, we don’t let God show us something better.

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