A Fall Mantel & Universe Whispers
A friend told me this weekend that the universe was whispering to me and I wasn't listening, so clearly, it had to begin screaming. And screaming it is. As in lower back pain that... Just. ¬†Keeps. ¬†Coming. ¬†Back. No pun intended. Today I learned what the problem is and I will begin physical therapy this week. ¬†Luckily it is not too serious and it is manageable. ¬† I also learned that I will likely not be able to return to the type of workouts that I have done for years and years. ¬†The ones that work. ¬† But the truth is, I haven't been able to do them for months because they keep making my back worse. ...whispers. So now, I rest and start with something new. I have to admit, the rest part is a little bit of a relief. ¬† I have to find a way to get my mojo back. ¬†Not just in working out, but overall. ¬†I feel like I have been off my game. ¬†Trying to juggle and manage so many things that none of them are done well. ...whispers. Maybe that is why we all love the change of seasons so much. ¬†A chance for a mini fresh start. ¬†It seems like such a silly ¬†little change, a fall mantel, but it is one of my favorite things. This year, I kept it really simple. ¬†Candles, pumpkins, leaves from a tree outside and four galvanized roof panels. I think taking the time to decorate for the season forces us to slow down, ¬†at least a little bit, and listen. ¬†So I enter this first part of fall with a lesson learned. Listen a little bit more to the whispers before they start to scream. Take care of ourselves. What about you? ¬†What whispers have you been pushing down? Thanks so much for reading.