What’s Your Season? What’s Your Purpose?

Thursday, September 30th, 2021     Marie Sontag     Start the Conversation

What’s Your Season? What’s Your Purpose?

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You didn’t find a September Motivational Calendar from me because the day I planned to create it, Aug. 31, I got sick with Salmonella which led to sepsis. After a week’s stay in the hospital, I continued to experience dizziness, necessitating hours of sleep each day. After a month-long “season” of recuperation, I’ve finally recovered and am able to create my October calendar.

Since signs of fall have now increased—cooler weather, changing leaves, shorter hours of daylight, my theme this month is “Seasons.” It’s prompted me to consider the season of life in which I now find myself. A friend recently reminded me, “You know, we’re in the 4th quarter!”

My friend and I are both in the winter seasons of our lives. It’s easier to get sick, and it takes longer to get well. We’ve slowed down. Some joints don’t move as well they did last season. Emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually, however, I’ve chosen to live in the spring. I recently wrote friends in a writing group, “To stop learning is to die.” I challenged them and myself to pursue excellence in our writing as we hone our craft together.writing

How about you? Physically, what’s your season of life? In this season, what’s your purpose? I want to continue writing adventurous historical MG and YA novels. My goal is to help these readers connect better with who they are as they seek to find their place in the world.

The music I chose for this month is “Turn, Turn, Turn,” as recorded in 1965 by the Byrds. Which line from this song do you identify with the most? Why? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Drop me a line at mesontag@gmail.com.

Cheesey portobella mushroomsI was too sick in September to plan and make our “Lean and Green” meals, but I recently started again. Today we’re having Cheesy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. As always, you can freely download the recipe booklet I compiled to find “Lean and Green” menus you might enjoy!

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