Fall is in the air: sunsets at 7:00, sweater weather, golden leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes.
At first I resisted the crispness in the air because truth be told, I’d rather have the sun than a fire and a beach instead of a blanket. I wasn’t ready to let go of summer’s carefree fun.
Trees know so instinctively what we are often forced to do: let go to grow. The falling leaves remind us to let go too, whether it’s a relationship, a belief, a habit, clutter…whatever no longer serves us.
Let go to grow. That’s easy if you’re a tree.
October is also National Italian Heritage Month, which is fitting because can you imagine what courage it would take to let go of your family, language and culture to come to America? Especially at a time without social media to stay in touch and convenient travel options to visit?
There are some things though that are always worth holding onto though, and that’s heritage, which is the foundation, the trunk, of everything else.
What are you letting go of this fall? What are you holding onto?
If you’re Italian-American, what’s your favorite thing about having Italian heritage?0
La Dolce Vita through from California to Italy. I’m Kelly, an American girl with Italian taste in food & wine. I blog about learning Italian, food & wine pairings, how to find authentic Italian ingredients in the US, and seasonal recipes from scratch.