My word for 2021 is shift. Like everyone I know, I’ve learned a lot, since this time last year. One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that change and uncertainty just are. Since I’m not in control of much more than which yoga pants, Zoom-appropriate top, and slippers I’ll wear each day, I needed to figure out how I could deal with all the change and uncertainty. That’s where shifting comes in.
For me, shifts involve acceptance and adjustment. I know I don’t have much control, but I have unlimited choices. I can shift.
Some of my recent shifts have been pretty significant. Some have been tiny. Some haven’t happened, yet. And I’m sure I’ll make a lot of shifts I can’t even imagine.
I captured this image a couple of weeks ago in Glacier National Park. As you can see, the skies were gray, but the Autumn colors were definitely not.
The shift into Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. Those first southeastern North Carolina mornings, when I step outside to light.bright.and.almost.crisp.air are incredible to me.
If you celebrate the shift into Autumn, like me, what’s incredible to you about Autumn?