Sweater: Anthropologie Hiking Ruffles Cardigan
Shoes: Anthropologie Raines Heels
"Take your time..." - Lord Huron
I know I already did a Fall leaves post, but I just couldn't resist this bright red tree. At a time when most of the other trees have shed their leaves to the wind, here stood this beauty on fire. It reminded me of this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." I love it when nature can teach me lessons in my own life.
I had a dream last night. Jerry and I were looking for houses, and we had it narrowed down to two contenders. One was old and needed major remodeling, but it had good bones, like a huge front porch with big columns and original hardwood floors. The other one was move-in ready but it was your basic, modern day, cookie cutter house. Jerry left the agonizing decision up to me, and I ended up going with the cookie cutter, because the years it would take to get the other house updated was just too overwhelming for me. After we got settled in our new home, I decided to go by the other house (the one I didn't choose) to see if anyone had bought it. Indeed someone had, and it was going through a major remodel. I took a peek inside, and it looked phenomenal. It was like I got a taste of what could have been. I was so upset with myself for taking the quick and easy route and letting the house of my dreams slip through my fingers. I woke up thoroughly depressed over this literal "dream house."
I thought it was interesting that I had a dream like this during the holiday season since I've had a lot of anxiety lately about getting the decorations up, buying presents, and wrapping everything before Christmas gets here. It seems like people get started with these things earlier and earlier every year. November is not even over, and I already feel like I'm behind. Modern life is all about instant gratification. Kids don't have to wait for anything these days. I remember the only time I got to watch movies like Rudolph or Frosty was the one time they came on this time of the year, and, you know what, I appreciated it more. Now, kids can watch whatever they like whenever they like.
It's so easy to get caught up in this fast, modern day lifestyle, but I'm going to do my best this holiday season to just enjoy the ride and not get so stressed out about checking things off my list. It was so nice to receive a little reminder from this tree that sometimes good things come to those who wait.
Lord Huron - In The Wind