| Reinvigorated |

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re·in·vig·or·ate
verb
past tense: reinvigorated; past participle: reinvigorated
  1. give new energy or strength to.

I find myself smiling this morning for a few reasons. Autumn has arrived and the air is crisp while the sun is still warm. I have released my sweaters from last season’s basement confinement. The leaves are turning, in various degrees of reddening to bursting into flame. There is a lightness and a relief in the air.

 

This beginning of a post has been laying dormant in a box on my dashboard for a few months. I first drafted it on October 15th, 2016. Fall is probably my favourite season, but I sort of hate admitting that since, apparently, it’s a very ‘#basic’ thing to say. But honestly, though, Fall has a special kind of freshness in the air and the sun is still present enough to warm and add a smile to your face, but you’re not sweating the second you step outside, and you have this feeling that you can take on the world.

I would love to feel that crisp yet cozy Fall feeling again but alas, it’s now mid-January. In fact, I just heard about this thing called ‘Blue Monday’. The third Monday in January is commonly known as the most depressing day of the year. The holidays are over, bank balances are still dwindling, New Year’s resolutions have all but vanished, and there’s still a heck of a lot of Winter left to go. So Blue Monday is tomorrow (What do you even say? Happy Blue Monday? Seems ironic.) and people like me whose heads get filled with a stuffy grey cloud weighing on every action, are going to have a rough ride for the next 36 hours or so.

I know my body and brain respond well to a few things though, including painting, reading, and yoga. And as hard as it may be to get started, like this post started and was abandoned, I just need to knuckle down and begin. It’s tough because I’m not feeling invigorated, and certainly not reinvigorated, but if I can somehow channel that happy Autumn feeling where everything is well, and good, and right, I’ll be able to get up off this sofa and do something today.

-JM-

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