Many people view fall as a time of endings - the end of summer, the shedding of dead leaves, the long sleep of winter, the end of another year. Granted, most people enjoy fall activities - playing in the leaves, apple picking, pumpkin patches, hiking, taking a drive to enjoy the foliage and Halloween.  


I have always looked at fall as a time of new beginnings. I don't see "death," I see the preparation of life. It is a time to reflect and make needed changes. It is a time to recharge and renew your mind, body, and spirit. It is a time to take charge of your goals for your life and/or business.


It is a time to give thanks and be grateful for everything we have accomplished, and a time to think about what you want to achieve in the fast approaching new year.  As we know January is the usual time to make new year's resolutions, but to me, fall has always seemed like the real start of the new year. Maybe it comes from all those years of being in school and everything starting in September - I don't know. But whatever it is, fall is the new beginning for me.


As I did the usual Thanksgiving reflections, I realized that I once again have much to be thankful for this year. I was lucky enough to have many great things happen both personally and professionally. There are some new, promising opportunities lurking on the horizon for this coming year that I am also looking forward to.


A new beginning. Another bend in the road that offers a different view and new adventures.  How do you observe the Fall Season?

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