I love the Fall. The crisp, fresh air is a welcome break from the heat and humidity of the summer. The landscape is morphing from green to warm shades of red, orange and yellow, and the local apple orchard is serving up samples of apple cider donuts along with a fresh cup of cider. The first time I cover my tank top with a sweatshirt made feminine with a colorful scarf, I’m about as happy as I can be.
As fall creeps in, it’s always been a time of new beginnings for me. When I was a little kid, anticipation caused me to hop from foot to foot as I waited for the school bus that would whisk me away to new adventures. Many significant life changes have happened in the fall including career changes, the birth of my sons, and the marriage to my husband, Rick.
Falling Behind, Falling Out, Falling On My Face
In the last few months, I’ve thought a lot about falling. I felt as though I was falling behind because I was so busy making it impossible to write blogs for Let My Legacy Be Love. I experienced a falling out with someone I’ve known all my life. And lately, I’ve spent some time considering the possibility of falling on my face. You see, I’ve been working on a project with Jacky Vimislik, a wonderful woman I met earlier this year. Jacky and I have worked tirelessly to establish The Breakthrough Squad, which is a program that focuses on helping others identify and release old stories and unseen obstacles. We’ve challenged ourselves to find the right presentation, the right audience, and the right social channels to post our materials. We believe our program is well-balanced and will be helpful, and so far, we’ve gotten nothing but very positive feedback. However, there’s still that little voice in the far recesses of my mind asking, “Are you doing your best? You don’t want to fall on your face.” You may have heard something similar; the taunting little voice questioning your ability and hinting that maybe, just maybe you’re not good enough. It’s annoying, and quite honestly, I make a habit of ignoring it. But this morning it got me thinking.
Let Me Fall