Missing: October

Fall

Okay, I need to know what you did with it. Where did you put October? I've been hunting around for a few days and I can't find it anywhere. I'm afraid it has suffered the same fate as my 10-year-old's stinky sneakers. Yeah, we can't find those anywhere either.

I'm thinking about offering a reward to anyone who can find October for me. It is imperative that I find it. I left something really valuable there. I'm really sad about it.

Please, November, don't get your feelings hurt. I like you and all. I just like you when it's time for you. It doesn't feel right yet. I mean, how in the world did we get to the 12th week of school already? Sure, we have the stacks of weekly notebook pages to show for it, but really. I know 12 weeks couldn't have gone by already.

Could they?

Maybe I just need to go to bed and wake up again in the spring. Or maybe I need to embrace life as it is and not as I wish it would be. Because as it is, it is just going by so darn fast. And I wish it would slow down, just an itty bitty bit.

Pause. Breathe. Enjoy.

Fall.