The leaves on the Maple tree in my backyard transformed from their summer green to Autumn’s red and orange, the majority of them no longer on hoisted on their branches. Instead, they reside in a neatly raked pile just waiting to be thrown into black garbage bags, and tossed into one of the new environmentally conscious bins we received from the city in September…That was the beginning of last week. This week, the same cannot be said. All of the leaves are now off the tree and those fallen leaves no longer grace the ground below. It’s becoming Winter now, whether I want to admit it or not. Makes you wonder how quick this year went by…And what a year it was.
I’m not going to go on some long, drawn-out rant about how the year was, but there are some definite differences compared to last November and this whole year in general. Last November, I found myself getting up at 3 o’clock in the morning two, sometimes three days a week, to unload the varying sized morning truck at the department store where I worked. This time around, I’m getting home at the time I would’ve usually been leaving my house. I now work as a baker. Not a certified baker yet, but I’d say I’m sort of getting there. The strange thing about working from 10 at night to sometimes 4, 5 in the morning, is that I get more sleep than I did before, despite the fact that I work more hours and days a week. I used to feel like my day was wasted when I’d come home in the late morning/early afternoon, and sleep but the same can’t be said now. I actually welcome the fact that I sleep all day because without sleep, I would be a droning zombie. A droning zombie who’s more prone to getting burned by a hot rack or pan…Yes, I have burns…Strangely, I’d rather have a multitude of burns as oppose to a multitude of sore aching muscles.
This year, I’ve went to a hell of a lot more shows and had some pretty good experiences at them. Granted, I would be lying if I said I didn’t see some awesome shows last year. My boyfriend and I saw Whitechapel and The Acacia Strain in February, Aiden and Vampires Everywhere! in May, in which I got to meet Mr. William Francis himself, and Alkaline Trio and The Smoking Popes in August. Okay, so maybe not a hell of a lot of shows, but there’s no denying that I had a great time at all of them.
Completely changing the subject from shows to writing, I’ve noticed this summer I wrote a lot. It might not seem like it because I don’t have that many interesting, thought-provoking posts, but that’s because I have interesting poetry in their place. Over the summer, I began to feel better health-wise and I suddenly became inspired to write poetry again. The way I started to write poetry when I first began writing poetry. My words pouring out of my head and onto paper, effortlessly. It’s the greatest feeling in the world, writing poetry again. I mean, I never really stopped really. I always had something churning around in my head, but it felt good to let it out. I see a lot more poetry posts to come.
That was basically this year in a nutshell. More shows, more poetry, new job. No long and boring account of the year, just the stuff that mattered in some aspect or another. I’m kind of sad this year is ending, but at the same time, I couldn’t be happier. Fall is closing in on us, and Winter is ready to grace us with its presence. Snow and all. The rest of this year is going to be quite interesting to say the least.
With Autumn’s falling leaves and Winter’s impending snow comes…Who knows?