time marches onward. but first, the colors of fall.

November 23, 2015 |  Category:   life seasonal

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I really don’t understand how Thanksgiving is in just a few days. Does every Fall go by this fast? And since the Christmas season basically starts after Halloween, we’re already in full holiday mode with our business. The corporate gifts get fulfilled first. Then orders for the holidays start coming in steadily until they reach a mad rush towards the middle of December when our shipping deadline hits. We’ve done this 8 times before! We know what to expect by now. It doesn’t mean that we can coast since every holiday season is different, but there’s comfort in knowing that we’ve made it through each time. But let’s just back up a little to Fall (p.s. if you aren’t sign up with our newsletter over at our shop, please do. We don’t email much, but you’ll get exclusive sales).

The colors seemed more vibrant and the leaves seemed to linger just a little longer this year. Maybe it’s because of the unusually warm weather? Who knows, but I’ve been taking it in and crunching the leaves with every footstep a little bit harder this year. Despite some really crappy stuff going on, we’ve been enjoying the season and I can confidently say that life is going to be ok. Doesn’t mean I have anything figured out, but going with the flow isn’t a bad way to be. When life throws you up in the air, it may actually be the only way to navigate through confusion and chaos.

And this is what I mean when I say that I’m crunching through the leaves just a little bit harder. Dealing with the bad and hard stuff by acknowledging that there’s plenty of good stuff happening alongside it, simply means you’re living life in that moment. Part of that is throwing some rigidity out the window, like not letting the opportunity of yet another unseasonably warm November day pass by without taking a long walk, despite that pile of work that keeps nagging. And other things like leaving the house uncleaned for a week, splurging on something you just really want but don’t need, saying yes to (almost) everything the girls ask for when we’re out for the day. Just embracing the joyful side and not worrying about what any of it means. It’s liberating.

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  • MarloJules November 23, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Thank you for your words today, it encourages me and your photos are beautiful as always.

  • Em November 23, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    thank you for this!

  • Vanessa November 24, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I like the little pink leaves in the water!

  • Dee November 24, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Great sentiments Jenna. And i love, love, love the beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them with us!

  • Jane November 25, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    It can be such a relief to let go sometimes… hard, yes, but good too!
    Your photos, as always, are absolutely beautiful.

  • Amy November 25, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I’m not sure you’ll ever really let go of wondering what it all means, but it is really lovely to at least know what to expect. At least with the routine items. I’m so thankful to have your voice in this virtual space we all share. Very best wishes to you and yours, in the face of the bad and the hard and the good alongside it all.

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