Autumn: The Season Of Change, Shopping And Romance

Countdown To Fall

Nine days away from the official beginning of Fall (Autumn) and thoughts are running high in my family about clothes shopping. My daughter is a major shopper – I am not. She goes to a store or a mall every single day – I kid you not. It has become a joke between us when she calls, instead of a hello, I ask “What did you get today?”

She now has a legitimate “excuse” for her daily excursions to the stores – a growing child. “I had to come pick up some fresh fruits for Lia to take to day care tomorrow,” she laughs as I tease her about another trip to the grocery store. Yes, her hobby is not restricted to baby clothing stores, which she visits at least once per week. As a child, when she visited her grandmother, she would be sent to the “shop” (corner store) three times a day so this habit is well-formed.

I, however, dislike clothes shopping so much so that I will put it off until the middle of the season, when I can no longer bear the cold or the heat of the season in whatever grab I am wearing. On Saturday, I did the only shopping that is most enjoyable to me – for home decor – and how glad I am that my trip took me to meet a kindred spirit. As wonderful as that was, yesterday when a friend invited me out to get something else that I have put off, I balked.

Many Women Are Heavily Inked

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More and more women it seems are getting inked and knowing that my desire is to get a small semi-colon tattoo on my wrist before 2015 ends, a friend tried to coax me into going yesterday afternoon. I resisted, citing housecleaning duties and then simply told the truth, “I am scared.”

Many of the women featured in this article in Salon magazine might have been scared at first as well but ink they did. They were not concerned about the labels,

While White women may be given more space to experiment with their body modification, women of color, lesbians, disabled people, and other already-marked bodies will be interpreted more harshly, as multiply “deviant.” People of color’s bodies are often criminalized and discriminated against; with the addition of heavy tattooing, these pressures can become magnified. Lesbians and bisexual women may face additional stigma if their tattooing reinforces a butch appearance, but less so for a feminine one.

Read the full article here and share your thoughts with me and whether you will help me boost my courage and go get my spot of ink done before Fall ends.

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Fall Dating Plans Anyone?

Another thing on my agenda, maybe, this Fall, is finding a date. Kidding! I am quite happy living the single life and so too are many women in my position.

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A Practical Spirituality for Young Women

We are having fun, doing what we love, when we want to, at whatever hour of the day that we choose to do it and living life to the fullest without anyone crimping our styles. Then there are others who are unhappy being single, some of them are under 35 years old and have certain ideas about life, love, marriage and happiness.

My intention is not to talk them out of these ideas but to present to them that one does not have to wait for a relationship to be happy. That conversation will take place this evening at The Spirituality Centre where I will be holding a Live and FREE Webinar. If you are within this age range, please join me. Also, do check out this article about the challenges some educated women face with dating and share your thoughts with me.

Coming Up…

Our afternoon post will feature Katelyn Roth and her article about “9 Things You Should Consider Doing This Fall.” Do Subscribe and receive a daily email update of our posted articles and check out Katelyn’s suggestions.

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Dance with Life

Fall is a special time of the year. As one author says, it is a time “of taking stock of all the bounty and provision we’ve been afforded. A time for itemizing our blessings and recounting our joys.” How will you be doing that this Fall? Share with me your plans in the comments below and maybe I can add an idea or two from your list to mine.

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Be blessed and remember to dance today!

 

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15 thoughts on “Autumn: The Season Of Change, Shopping And Romance

  1. […] about the coming of Fall and what is missing from our respective wardrobes to meet the season. As previously shared, clothes shopping is not a favourite activity of mine and when done, it is at the last-minute, when […]

  2. I love the idea of a semicolon tattoo! Fall is my favorite time of the year 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      I love the idea as well – not to move to actually getting it done! LOL.

  3. CourtneyLynne

    Ahhhhhh I so need to hit up a winery this fall! Definitely on my bucket list!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Maybe we should join you!!! 🙂

  4. sicorra

    Yes, you can see that fall is right around the corner. The trees outside our home have changed colour already, and on Saturday we drove past some huge pumpkin patches that were beautiful.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Did you take pictures? Please share! 🙂

  5. I used to enjoy shopping for clothes in the fall when I had my corporate job, but now I don’t have time to go to the mall. I prefer to enjoy fall by taking fall colour drives to see the changing leaves or cooking some soups or stews for the cold weather. And no, I’d be too scared to get a tattoo!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am with you on the soups and stews! I need to get me a new crock pot for Fall this year to come home to some really nice meals, after a drive checking out the colours – great idea! Thanks for it! 🙂

  6. This is the time of year I met my husband, so I agree with the love 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      Aww, such special memories! 🙂

  7. May

    I wish I had time for shopping! Work has been taking over my life and I don’t have time for anything right now. I’ve thought about getting a tattoo. I want something small, but I’m afraid of the pain too!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Maybe going for the tattoo will be a nice distraction from work? Just saying. 🙂

  8. Haha I’ll go shop with your daughter 🙂
    Tattoos do not hurt much as long as you do not get them placed on an area that is very bony like the spine – that is the WORST! It IS terrible that some people are judged more harshly than others when it comes to things like this – I know that they are even though I do not do so, for me it is more about what kind of tattoos. I have tats, love them but if I am judged so be it. I once had a job where I had to cover my tattoo of a flower with makeup every single day. These days tattoos are more of the norm.
    Anyway great article thank you for sharing!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I take it then that it didn’t hurt to get your tattoos done? I am so scared! After my nose piercing ordeal/drama I am not in a rush to get this done but feel committed to doing it. Yes, people are still judged by their tats and you are right so tats mean more than others. I worked in the prison system so I do understand the meaning behind some of those tats. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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