Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fleeting Fall

Autumn is typically my favorite time of year, but this year it was almost non-existent. We had weeks of 70+ degree weather, followed by a pretty drastic plunge into straight cold. It sure doesn't feel like fall when there's frost on your car nearly every morning. Kinda like the weather, everything has felt a little off for me lately. Do you ever feel like you're on the verge of something, but you don't know what? Like things are about to change, but you don't know when or in what way--or like they have changed, but you missed it somehow?  It all sounds rather nonsensical when it's all typed out like that, I suppose, but it really just all comes down to something bubbling beneath the surface that I can't quite pinpoint. 

I tend to be a pretty introverted, emotionally cognizant human, so it's kind of a weird place to find myself in, but it's also really causing me to grow, too. One of the hardest things for me is the waiting--being okay with not having all the answers right away. There's something really freeing about that, too, though--if you don't know what's coming next, you have no other choice but to focus on the here and now. So that's what I find myself doing a lot lately. Hoping a lot of things for the future, but really just living and loving in the moments I'm in. No matter the weather, that's a pretty great place to be. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Day in Weston

After our quick stop at Weston Bend a couple weekends ago, we drove into the town. It seems like there are always events happening in Weston--from car shows to Irish festivals and everything in between. While I never snub my nose at a good festival, I really wanted to see what the town was like on a typical weekend (and without the crowds to contend with), and we lucked out. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weston Bend

Shortly after we moved to Kansas City a couple years ago, Tyler and I started hearing about Weston, a small town just a half hour or so from the city. Last weekend, we finally made the trip up. Our first stop was Weston Bend State Park. One of the things I've missed about living in the Ozarks is the autumn leaves, but Weston Bend helped to fill that void this year. It was just a bit too chilly to stay too long the day we went, but I'd love to come back and spend some time hiking the trails. I don't know that anything will compete with the view from the scenic overlook, but there's only one way to find out!

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