Do You Welcome the Relief of a Routine?


For as much as I LOVE Summer, I am always somewhat relieved at the return of

Autumn. I don’t know about you, but I am someone who thrives on having a routine in

my life. Do you benefit from the structure of a daily routine?

Back To Reality

The return of another school year and football season (high school or college) both

bring a predictable schedule back to our lives year after year. We have a plan; something to do every day. Suddenly, the lazy days of summer are gone,

and the reality of following a daily schedule is back once again. As the weather moderates from hot and humid to more comfortable, pleasant temperatures, it

allows us to open the windows and enjoy the crisp, nighttime air

while freshening our home with the scents of autumn.

Because we are losing daylight at an alarming rate, we are forced to spend those extra hours indoors in the evening. This gives us more time to reestablish a nightly routine, including an earlier bedtime. The beginning of autumn brings a sense of structure back into our lives.

Personally, one of the best things about a returning routine is getting my house back to

some semblance of order. Everything will be cleaned, as it is in the spring (for tips on cleaning visit my website I have some painting projects

slated for the fall this year and cannot wait to get started!

Life Changes And A New Routine

I am going to be totally honest with you – if you would see my house in its current state, you would laugh out loud at the irony of me writing a blog about organizing anything. Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it certainly isn’t immaculate! What I have learned in life thus far is to choose my battles. I utilize the time when the weather is nice to

spend as much of it outside as possible. Between working, writing a blog, editing and writing for Yinzer Magazine, and being an involved parent in our youngest’s activities, I don’t have a lot of spare time! Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade any of it, but some days I get a little overwhelmed. I am grateful for these opportunities

in my life!

As I assess my ever-growing list of things that need to be done inside and outside the house, I really cannot help but smile. You see, not too long ago, my husband was at home every day taking care of all of the housework. He had been laid off; the company he worked for was closing its doors. What came of that “terrible” situation for him was a better opportunity. So, part of me is very thankful that the house isn’t perfect. To be fair, we do keep it clean even with our busy lifestyle. Could it be cleaner? Sure! Are we going to be the next family on Hoarders? No. This year, like the last, has brought many changes to my life, including a new direction in my career. As time goes by, things are settling down a bit, allowing me to get back to a new daily routine! The house can be cleaned tomorrow… or the next day. Right now, I am taking the time to appreciate what is left of the warm weather and the feeling of the warmth of the sun on my face.

Happy Fall!

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