I could smell autumn in the air the other night leaving for work after lunch reminding me of Halloween trick-or-treating when I was around ten, living near a large neighborhood in Ypsilanti where it seemed like everyone passed out candy. I don’t know if kids get as much candy these days as I did when I was a kid. Typically this time of year is a little depressing knowing those hot days of summer have passed, soon to be replaced by the dreary days of winter when the sun seems to hide forever.
This year is a little different due to the coming change in my work situation. I’m looking forward to this winter somewhat knowing it’s the first winter in over a decade where I will not be working a night job. This might seem a little overly dramatic but it’s almost like a dream come true to be able to finally have what I consider a "normal" home life. At the same time I feel antsy when I don’t have to work for much of the day so I don’t know how that’s going to play out. With business typically slowing down in the winter months I think I might go crazy if I’ve got more than two days with no work to do.
I guess I can’t say for sure I will last the winter without finding another second day job. Even if I get used to working every other day, which I probably won’t, we still have those things called bills to consider. I’m worried business might not be enough.
Interesting how it all blends together now. Of course you still love Summer but winter is ok too and now you can go trick-or-treating with the kids. Life is good.