What-is & Wanted vs. Unwanted: discarding

Today is an Indian summer kind of day.

While walking downtown, I think about why autumn is my favorite time of year over the other seasons.

I think it’s the falling away that always seems to happen to me this time of year. Just like the trees shedding their leaves, these are the months I’m most likely to discard—whether it be a bad habit, a limiting mindset, or an excuse I’ve been making.

I feel like Fall is the time I take stock of what’s working and what’s not. Of where I’m on track and where I’ve veered off course.

I associate this time of year with renewal.

Not the kind of renewal that takes place during the growth of Spring, but the kind of renewal that comes from discarding what doesn’t serve me. This time of year—when the days get shorter and the weather cooler—is when my reflection begins.

Anyone else have a similar experience? Is Fall your time to reflect and let what’s not working fall away?