With the days getting shorter, and it getting darker earlier in the Pacific Northwest, I’m getting back to one of my favorite fall and winter pastimes: reading at night. It’s one of the events I look forward to as summer wanes and fall approaches.
Somewhere around 60-90 minutes before bedtime, I like to grab a pillow, a blanket, a book, and head for the sofa and spend my remaining moments of the day with a good book. Our cats have become aware of these queues and are eager to join me on the sofa. They don’t seem to mind what I read, as long as I stay put long enough for them got get a good pre-bedtime nap in.
During the spring and summer, when its light out right up until bedtime, I like to be outside or doing something more active. However, dark, cooler, and often rainy nights are more conducive to a passive activity like reading. It’s like nature giving me permission to slow down and relax. Plus, by the time spring rolls around, I’m eager to start getting after it again.
Are there any activities that you look forward to as the seasons change? If so, be sure to take part in them, and enjoy the time spent in said activities.