The Path to Dreams

One of the …interesting… things about life is how quickly things change.

At the beginning of this year, we were planning a move Northwards. Two weeks later, we made the decision to stay in the South. Life, having been planned around said move North, is currently being reorganised for staying where we are. Surprisingly complicated for not going anywhere.

On the other hand, my current status of unemployment is giving me an opportune moment to really rethink my future and which way I want my life to go. Maybe one day soon I’ll have made a decision about my path. Knowing destinations is far easier than knowing how to get there. Shame there’s no map, but I suppose the journey’s always supposed to be the important thing, not the destination.

DSCN0468  The other important thing about the journey is being happy. Enjoying life. Having fun.

Destination: Being a Writer.

Path: To be Determined.

How to Have Fun in Autumn…

Is there any noise more satisfying than the scrunch of autumnal leaves beneath your feet? Other, that is, than the pop of bubble-wrap when there’s enough to jump on.


(Also, I never noticed before how much the little mushroom looks like an owl!)

There’s something wonderfully gleeful about jumping in a pile of leaves. I think it’s one of the best things about autumn. I find it so disappointing when fallen leaves are swept aside and removed, don’t you? I know there’s all the health and safety in case someone falls over and breaks a leg or whatever, but crunching leaves is one of life’s small pleasures.

Maybe it’s the crunching. Some years ago, I went through a phase where my comfort food of choice was an apple. Or six. Because of the crunching when you eat them. (It only wasn’t chocolate because at the time I was practically living on Maltesers, one of my all-time favourite treats. Again, they crunch.)

Like the soft crunchy noise of tightly-packed snow when you leave footprints in fresh snow. Oh the joys! I know. Simple things and all that. But it’s the simple things which make life such fun. Makes it easier to have fun, too, I think. (Splashing in puddles is good fun too…)

What’s your favourite thing about Autumn?