Miscellany: It’s Not The First Day of Fall Edition

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Today it’s raining. Raining rain and a crisp fall breeze, mustard-tinted leaves and tiny specks of hail. The sky is both blinding and dark, bright blue and filled with billowy puffs of white.

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It’s not the first day of fall, not yet. But it feels like it.

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I’m filled with hope and excitement.

I’m conflicted with trepedation and doubt.

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I’m trying to reconcile the fact that I really like myself with all of my shortcomings; the weight I need to lose, the money I need to make, the house I need to keep cleaner, the dinners I need to make more often, the friendships I need to nourish more regularly.

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I’ve only recently realized that I am a storyteller. There is both a lot of fear, and a lot of freedom in that realization.

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I’ve never loved anything as much as raising hogs. I worry a lot these days about how much longer I’ll be able to do it.

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Also? I changed the main column size to be able to display larger pictures here, but I wonder how my readers feel about that decision. Is it too big?

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