#SOL21: Transition

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Transitions abound.

Sunday was Halloween and a night filled with sugared costumed kids out on the town.

Monday was an even higher sugar buzz as kiddos snacked on those Halloween goodies before school.

Tuesday is the beginning of the downside of the sugar mountain.

And the rest of the week … The downward spiral continues.

Come Sunday … a new transition.

A loss of one hour.

Ushering in the dark morning travel

And returning home in the dark.

Fewer hours of daylight that are truly “free” of scheduled work or activities for many.

Morning folks may rejoice as the sunrise seems closer to the start of the day.

Night folks may rejoice as darkness seems to stretch out the nights.

Totally a transition . . . students will be cranky and out of sync.

Changing rhythms.




What transitions are impacting your life? Seasons? Weather temps? Family?


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12 responses

  1. This has never been one of my favorite transitions. I look at the darkness outside and feel that I am ready for bed when it is only 8:00. This change also takes its toll on the cats. It takes them days to readjust their internal clocks.

    1. Internal clocks are slow to adjust for many of us!!!

  2. litcoachconnection | Reply

    Dark mornings are the hardest for me! I try to walk to work but find I have to wait until the sunrises to do so. I enjoyed your post, Fran! Thank you for naming what I am feeling right now!

    1. It took me a few hours to get to the naming! I find it strange that a one hour change seems like such a MAJOR upheaval. But it does!!!

  3. I walked in the dark this morning enjoying the fingernail moon and the sky full of stars, a slight morning chill. But I will welcome the light. I see better, feel safer, walking in the light. Fall is a season of transition. We feel it in so many ways.

    1. Thanks, Margaret. Such a season of transitions!

  4. I love that your slice draws your readers’ attention to these inevitable but still significant transitions.

    1. Thanks, Lisa, paying attention / awareness does matter!

  5. The change of weather, change of light to dark and the change in us! There is a lot to deal with and think about as fall changes to winter. Hang in there the sugar rush will be over soon I hope!

    1. Yes, a lot of changes!

  6. We do not change our clocks here, but I always get confused about what time US based events are on when the clocks change… I remember how hard that one hour shift was!

    1. I know. 60 minutes doesn’t seem like much, but it’s hard!

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