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Autumn Tag 2017

I do not cope well with the swift move into autumn. I should be used to it living in Europe where the dark evenings creep in quickly and the weather turns rainy and cold in the blink of an eye. But, I’m not used to it; even after 31 (nearly 32) years.

Despite struggling with the seasonal change, there are actually lots of things I love about autumn. Not least, that it brings my birthday and therefore a fun holiday or trip to celebrate – I’m firmly on the countdown to Marbella next week for some sun and golf with my parents.

To focus on the positives of autumn and to get me out of my writing slump, I decided to give this Autumn Tag a go. I read one of these last week over at Queen Sapphire and thought I’d try it.

Here are my responses to Continue reading…

autumn, fall, leaves, trees, nature

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Get lost Jack Frost

I’ll be honest, I’m struggling at the moment. Struggling to find motivation for anything at all. This time of the year always hits me hard. The change in weather and the darker nights affect me so badly. They always have but every year I start off determined to get through without the struggle, and then every year it totally consumes me.

When I say it consumes me, it honestly feels like every fibre of my body is fatigued and achey. Every thought and action takes more energy than I can muster up. I feel inefficient. And for someone who is usually active, motivated and upbeat, it really is a total change to my whole being. Continue reading…