Blink and you’ll miss it

This is our second fall on the farm, yet I feel like I didn’t notice the leaves changing colour this year. This weekend walking around and actually looking around, I was surprised to notice that most of our trees are nearly bare. The colours are gone, and I didn’t even see them.

My favourite tree at sunset in the fall

It feels like time is moving so fast these days. Friday was my last day at work. I’ve spent 11 years at the same organization, starting as a student intern, moving to different departments, trying different things, meeting different people. It was a great place to begin my career. I’ve been very nostalgic this fall as I prepared to leave my job. I have a new job to go to at a different organization, which I’m very excited about, but first I have a two week break.

I’m hoping over the next two weeks to slow down a bit and savour my time at the farm, with family, friends and Baxter, working on my projects, relaxing here and there.

How do you slow down? Any suggestions for how I should spend my two weeks? Any advice for handling a job change?

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15 thoughts on “Blink and you’ll miss it

  1. How exciting! If I had two weeks off I would have a huge lists of projects to get done. But I am glad you are going to take time to savor the farm. This is a beautiful time of the year!
    I am wanting so badly to make a career change. But it just isn’t the time. I am hoping and praying for a great opportunity!

    Good luck to you!

  2. My whole life feels like “blink and you’ll miss it” these days so I’m probably not a good person to give advice. My favourite seasons, spring and fall, always seem too fleeting. Our society is moving at such a crazy pace these days – I even hear my kids saying things like “the summer went way too fast”. I don’t ever remember feeling that way as a kid.
    I wish you good luck in your new job 🙂

  3. My Goodness!

    That is news. I know that you and Matt are great planners and you think things out carefully. All the best in your new job. Have a good two week “vacation”. We all will be excited to hear of your new position.

    All the best,

    Love,

    Auntie Anne

  4. Congratulations on your new job! I’m only about two weeks behind now, so maybe you’re just getting started.
    The question of slowing down is an interesting one. Even if you go for a walk around the farm, don’t you sometimes notice things anew, like you haven’t for awhile? I think there are different rhythms we can follow, but we get stuck on externally produced, fast ones at times. Slowing down can be as simple as listening to nature, listening to ourselves. (Or as difficult, depending on where your head is at.)
    I hope you had a fulfilling vacation! Good luck at your new job.

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