Autumn is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and with it the leaves are beginning to change, children are going back to school for a new year, and clubs and activities for all ages are getting back into motion. The cure for boredom is to get busy with whatever activity entices you.
Many people love spring as it’s full of possibilities; but with all of the new beginnings of autumn, along with the beautiful colours of nature, it’s a lovely time for reminiscing and making plans.
I’ve had many new beginnings in the autumn. I moved to Japan in the fall of 2001, and I began a new position there the following autumn (I took this photo at Kenrokuen, in Kanazawa; one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens).
I also moved to Northern Ireland during the fall, we bought our house, and found out I was pregnant with Tristan the autumn after getting married.
There are many things to be thankful about, and one of those is curiosity. Travel is one way feed curiosity…but in fact, it may only fan the fire. I’m sure I drove many of my coworkers and friends in Japan crazy with the number of questions I asked (and I only asked a fraction of the ones I had). I felt like a kid again and wanted to know the meaning behind everything. Japan is full of traditions and most everything has a meaning behind it. That was just one of the many things I loved about the country.
I love it when my own children are curious about the world around them. They are seldom bored; but they are often busy learning and being creative. When they ask questions, it means they’ve been thinking about things and want to know more. I find that the more I learn about a topic, the more questions I have…questions lead to a deeper learning and understanding.
“The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.”
~ Dorothy Parker
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Let’s embrace curiosity and we’ll never be bored again!
What are you curious about? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear what makes your brain tick!
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