Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day

Labor Day weekend.  The end of one season, the beginning of the next.  Regardless of the weather - since it's summertime hot until October here in Georgia - it's still the start of a new chapter of the year.  Football season kicked off, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are here, school is in session and the white sundress has been pushed to the back of my closet.

Fall is far and away my favorite season, which I know is like saying Christmas is my favorite holiday and Justin Timberlake is my favorite member of *NSYNC.  Even so, I just love this time of year.  Summer is fun and carefree and full of travel and the beach and variety, but fall brings back one of my favorite things in life - routine.  Oh, routine.  Sometimes I just love that word.  And I especially love it right now as I'm coming out of one of the craziest, routine-less nine month spans of my life.

Last Thanksgiving I moved from New York City to Atlanta. A week later, I started working at Chick-fil-A.  Over the last eight months, I've attempted to get acclimated to a new city, learn a new job, find a new church, and reconnect with old and new friends.  I made an offer on a house in January (it didn't go through), visited no less than eight Atlanta area churches throughout the year (I counted) and went through a six-week training class with my job (where I learned employment law and how to bread chicken).  I've been to New York twice, California twice, DC twice. Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind.

But Labor Day this year brings a new chapter, a calmer, perhaps routined chapter.  I moved into a new house a couple weeks ago and am excited to be living in town with fun roommates.  I'm getting settled in my job, and I think I'm close to figuring out where God has me at church.  In so many ways, Labor Day this year brings a feeling of...calm...that's so desperately needed in my life.  It's a peaceful anticipation of where I am and where I'm headed, and I'm grateful to be here.  Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand.


  1. Love your blog, Jamie! Did NOT realize it was you until this post...so cool! Court highly recommended it, but I was clueless it was you....didn't even look at your profile because I was enjoying your posts. Good for you!

  2. annnnd...you visit Tennessee!! :) haha miss you, friend!