The reality of an amazing summer gone by is slowing starting to sink in. However, I love the flow of the seasons and I know that as Fall/Autumn starts to creep in, it will bring some amazing culinary and personal adventures for me. I can't wait to make some pumpkin and butternut squash soup, pumpkin-spice pancakes, hot apple cider - Yum! Fall is an amazing season full of hearty dishes and great aromas, spices, soups and stews. Lets not forget how beautiful fall is - with the bright and warm coloured leaves and comfy sweaters. A big part of me is getting uber excited for all the great things to come. Summer, however, is still here! Before I can allow myself to get too excited for 'all things comfort' - I want to bring into the next season all the wonderful things I learned this summer. I find that each summer, I grow as a person. I gain some new insights, some fresh perspective on things. This summer has been about letting go of my inhibitions. I traveled to a magnificent country - Spain! I explored a whole new world of culinary adventures. I started this blog :) I said good-bye to all the heavy makeup (although I keeping the classic red-orange lipstick) and I've finally learned to 'listen' to my body and appreciate it's wisdom. I'm truly HAPPY to be in my own skin and to appreciate the person I am and flow into the person I'm becoming. I love that it's a 'process' and that there is no rush, no judgement, no regrets, just 'moving forward' in pure acceptance and self-respect!!!