Fall Poem

When asked what my favorite season is

I will tell you fall

Although I enjoy the variety

It’s the one that I love most of all

Walking through nature

Breathing the crisp air

Is one of the most freeing feelings

I walk without a care

The beautiful leaves crunch beneath my feet

With every step that I take

A warm drink cupped in my hand

A state of bliss that I can’t shake

The time has come for me to head home

Fall baking is up next

Pumpkin spice and candles make my mind roam

To places that make me happiest


My Cup of Tea: Reality TV

I know what a lot of you may be thinking but bear with me. Reality TV does not have the best reputation. It is known for being anything but real, but this is one of my favorite types of television shows, and the reasons why might surprise you.

I don’t get to watch much TV these days, it used to be a way that I would unwind after a very long day, but lately, life has been too busy, and I only get to watch TV shows a few times a week. I am open to all kinds of TV shows, but my absolute favorites are reality, documentaries, and comedies.

Reality television is truly a guilty pleasure of mine. Many people will tell you that these types of shows are staged and scripted and while some of that may be true, I do believe that a lot of reality shows have at least some unscripted scenes because the emotions are well beyond what any actress or actor that I have seen can imitate.

I know that reality TV isn’t the greatest and most positive influence, but I am hooked on it, nonetheless. I have always been a very deep observer; I take in my surroundings and the people in them. I have a very Psychology-driven mind where I am very curious about the behavior of others and why people’s minds work the way that they do. Reality TV allows me to observe the behavior of others in a natural setting versus movies and soap operas.

I enjoy seeing raw and honest communication between people. I like to feel and see deep emotions in others and see what is beyond the surface level. I thrive on picking up communication skills as I watch what works and doesn’t work for the cast members of my favorite reality shows.

We can learn so much from sitting back and observing the behavior of others and we can apply what we have learned to our own lives. Watching true-life situations unfold is a huge learning experience for us. One can observe how a certain situation or conversation unfolds. Not only are we able to recognize what is verbally said, but also the nonverbal communication that is present. This is the body language, tone of voice, eye contact, and facial expressions to name a few.

Watching any sort of TV is a great way to relax and unwind, I would choose a reality show over a scripted show any day. I enjoy thinking that I am watching something true and something that happened. Knowing that a show is staged takes away a lot of the joy in my opinion. It is nice to see other people going through life, seeing others in situations that we have been in helps us feel less alone, it helps us see that even though we may all be from different walks of life, we are all the same inside.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been deeply fascinated by human behavior and the human mind. This hasn’t changed a bit today; in fact, it has only become an even bigger interest of mine. I am not quite sure how I became so interested in this, but I suppose it’s because human behavior is very complex, no two people are the same. I find it fascinating how are all live such very different lives and see life in many ways, yet we all belong to the human race!

The Yellow School Bus

Over the last week, we have seen the big yellow school bus return to the streets as children everywhere head back to school. As a child, the school bus meant only one thing, it was my way to and from school, but as an adult, this big yellow bus takes on a whole new meaning.

This week I almost feel elated as I see little kids walking to school and school buses everywhere, the world is back to the hustle and bustle after a few months of summer break. The streets are busier, and everyone is getting back into their routines.

I adore this time of year because the start of school means that fall is on the way and that is my absolute favorite season of all! It is such a beautiful time of year with the changing leaves, crisp air, and holiday fun around the corner.

I can’t help but smile when I see the buses roaming the streets picking up children and dropping them back off. The mere sight of one takes me back to my childhood and brings back so many school memories.

I think as human beings, we are thrilled with change and new beginnings bring on great excitement. In a way, the start of the school year and the fall season is like a new beginning. I thrive on seeing “normalcy” return after the quiet and emptiness of summer break.

I love summer, I enjoy vacations and spending time outdoors with loved ones. There is a lot of fun that happens during the summer months, but after it comes to a close, I am thrilled for my favorite season to arrive. Fall is so magical to me and is such a cozy time of year. What season is your favorite and why!? What visuals remind you of your favorite time of year?

Simple Pleasures

How could something so small bring us so much joy? Yet, the simple and little things in life are what sometimes makes us the happiest. The smell of pumpkin pie reminding us of the holidays, the snow falling down, the sun on our face, a dessert, a sweet message from a friend, the little things in life bring us so much happiness.

My mom was making her delicious chocolate chip cookies the other day and I enjoyed every bit of them with a cold glass of milk. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert ever, so simple, yet so delicious and amazing. I was thinking to myself how something as small as a cookie could bring so much joy and be such a pick-me-up. Often the little things in life are attached to memories, which makes them even more special. What is your favorite dessert? What are some of your favorite simple pleasures!?