It’s Starting to Feel Like Fall


It’s been a long time since I’ve written a personal post on Heartfully Heather. I think the last time I wrote personally was a month ago about how I planned on incorporating more exercise into my day with morning walks along with eating better. Then illness plagued me twice in three weeks slowing me down quite a bit and now fall weather has crept in (the high today is only supposed to be 41 degrees). This arthritic body hates the cold. So I will have to move my exercise indoors. That might include getting a gym membership over the winter months. 

Over the last month, I feel like I’ve gone through a lot of spiritual growth. A lot of the things I used to care about, I see as superficial or not important anymore. Because of this though, I lack direction. I lack direction because I fail to see the long-term meaning in a lot of things. I’m not a person who has to have a lot of money to be happy, so my motivations aren’t money driven. I’m a person who values family and time with them more than having a lot of material things.

I know that one day my children, as they are now, will be mere memories. I want to experience as much “with them” as I can before they are adults leading their own lives. So I want to be as much involved in their growing up as possible. I want to make sure they grow up to be decent human beings who will want to change the world for good or at least have the right motivations in life.

That is literally the only thing that drives me forward at the moment. I don’t know what that says about me, but I’m not feeling things the way I used to. I’m much more cynical of worldly ambitions for short-lived pleasures or sacrificing relationships for the pursuit of things that don’t last. I guess I’m still trying to figure out who I am and what I stand for.    

The above picture is my son running at his school’s fundraiser event. I’m glad I was able to see him run and that I could volunteer my time to help his school. 

Happy Tuesday! 

Is it cold or warm where you are? 


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21 thoughts on “It’s Starting to Feel Like Fall

  1. This story touched my heart in a way that I can’t explain! I don’t have to imagine what you are going through, because I too struggle on a daily basis just to move forward! It is inspiring to see other people that might understand my life and help me on my journey! Thank you for sharing! I am subscribing and hope to visit more with you soon! Hope you feel better!

  2. Change of warm Summer to cooler weather does tend to plague the mind, body and spirit. Keep writing and keep moving forward one day at a time as it can be healing. Over the Summer I lost 2 of my very best friends – I still struggle with saying 2 of my best friends died – plus kids off to college so it’s been a heckuva year but I pray, I keep writing and I keep moving forward.

  3. It seems like you are a fighter and not going to let things get to you. It is great that your son took part in that event which sounded like a winner.

  4. Yup, it’s feeling like fall here in Texas as well. It was in the 80s last week, but this week it’s in the 40s. So everyone is confused. And cold.

  5. Here it just stopped Raining but it is cold.. I hate that because like you it bothers me. As for being Focused I am also have this problem. But I am learning to quit working and spend more time with my family. Because like you said our children grow up and will move out one day. I want to be with my son as much as possible before it happens here.

  6. Thanks for sharing part of your journey. Writing like this helps me as well. I try to be spiritual on a daily basis, try to accept the things I cannot change and change what can be changed. It is always a work in progress.

  7. I hope you feel better. It’s actually starting to feel a lot like fall around these parts. It’s supposed to be around 48 degrees on Thursday.

  8. It’s getting colder here, too. I completely understand about wanting to spend time with your kids while they are little. That’s why I have changed my schedule to accommodate my daughter’s schedule.

  9. Yes, it certainly is. It’s been around the 30-40’s around here where I am. I’m just glad the rain stopped. It was so rainy for a while there.

  10. Fall is the season that seems to have some reason. Glad to note that spirituality has influenced you. It does bring in subtle changes and one is not bothered about small things which usually one would be.

  11. Tomi, that’s so hard to lose your friends! Wow! I’m so sorry for your loss. That’s has to make things really difficult. I guess you just really have to take things day by day and moment by moment.

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