I hate to admit it but I think our summer is over. The fall colours are showing and autumn is on the cusp. The days are noticeably shorter and while it’s still amazingly gorgeous here in the Kootenay’s I can’t help but feel just a little sad. I’m having so much fun, or most of the time anyway.
Unfortunately my job list doesn’t appear appreciably shorter, in fact every time I look at it the “completed” column is significantly shorter than the “to do” side. It could be because I keep adding to it I guess. Who am I kidding, there is no list save for the one in my head.
Travel, family, travel to family, and a host of other interests continue to pull me in multiple directions, and sometimes at the same time. Just another facet of my personality I’m learning to live with, and only beginning to understand in some ways. I often jokingly refer to it as my ADD side, certainly not to minimize it for those that are impacted by it significantly.
I was at my friends house the other day picking something up. More stuff for future, as yet unnamed, projects. I noticed a tree in his front yard, beautiful in it’s fall garb, all oranges and reds. I don’t know what kind of tree it is but I had to go back today to take a picture of it. This kind of beauty is awe inspiring.
Another thing that inspires me is that my moods have been pretty good lately too. I don’t know the how or why of it, could be that it’s just the way things are. Could be my meds, could be I’m better. Could be I’m just at a high point. In light of some other posts I’ve read, particularly “Understanding Emotional Intensity”, it could be just that I’m normally an up and down kinda guy and just have to accept it. I believe the term was Emotional Intensity.
Essentially, if I am such, it’s not abnormal for me to have some stronger swings of mood. The kicker is the moods can be higher and lower than what others may normally experience. Now I’m only paraphrasing here, this certainly isn’t a diagnosis. Let’s just say I’ve interpreted these mood swings to be a sign of my depression. It would be swell if they were not.
Anyway as life rolls on and my retirement progresses I am learning to adapt to a number of things. So far I’d say I’m pretty successful, I hope others would feel the same. I enjoy my private time but do find occasions where I feel the need to be around people. Maybe not socializing as such but being around others. We are after all social beings.
I got out of the house today to take some photos and run errands, and in fact I’m sitting here writing this from the pub. Sorta like killing two birds with one stone. Free wi-fi and my blogging clock was ticking. I had the pictures in hand so let’s use them.
Once I post it’ll be back home to take on one (read that part of one) project. Whether it’s a welding project for a friend or cataloging my photos I can’t say. Maybe just reading a book, who knows. I do feel a bit recharged though, taking photos can do that. And the fall colours don’t hurt.