Saturday, 1 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Autumn is our Season

A to Z Challenge - Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Autumn is our Season

LEAPING BACK IN TO THE A TO Z

Last year I did the A to Z Challenge for the first time and thought "never again!" because it was so full on, but here I am again having another go at it and I'm excited to share my theme - which is the centre of my reason for blogging - Midlife is Fabulous! And it's fabulous on so many levels - so why not start with explaining why.....


The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Autumn is our Season

SEASONS

Autumn is the season for Midlifers - we're past the hot and sweaty stages of Summer and the fluctuations of Spring. Now we're basking in the warmth and colour of Autumn (or Fall if you live in the US).

It's a golden stage of life where we've put in the hard yards - we've gone the distance in our relationships, we've raised our children, we've invested in our homes and laid the foundations for being financially stable. Now we're reaping the benefits and enjoying the glow and warmth of this season.

Winter is in the future - that will be the time when things slow down, the aches and pains escalate, there will be the sense of getting "old" and heading into the last stage of life. But Winter is still a long way off. This is Autumn and it's a fantastic season of life - one to relish and to bask in. Nobody could ask for more.

If you'd like to hear me tell you about Midlife Autumn (in my Aussie accent) then feel free to watch my little movie below (I'm not sure if you can see it if you're a Mac user - sorry!) It'll be on my Facebook page too if you can't open it here - feel free to follow me there for updates on my new posts. 


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If you'd like to read more about Midlife and Autumn you can go HERE or HERE.

See you tomorrow for B - which is for Blogging in Midlife.


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40 comments:

  1. I love your Aussie accent, Leanne and what a cool idea to make videos! :) Agreed; Autumn is a great season. We can relax more and be true to ourselves.

    My post doesn't go live until 12:01 am Eastern Daylight Time. We North Americans are way behind when it comes to the A to Z. Cheers!

    Debbie @ THE DOGLADY'S DEN
    Latest post: Azzurro: Going AWOL in Switzerland

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    1. Thanks Deb - I thought I'd give it a go (and I love hearing other bloggers speak!) I also just saw how far down the list of commenters I am on the A to Z Blog - people certainly get in early. I'll be over to visit you x

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  2. Even though I live in south Florida were the weather is always tropical, I LOVE autumn----it's my favorite time of year!

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    1. It is a lovely time isn't it Marcia - warm and golden (hopefully people can say the same thing about Midlifers) -although I may be grey and haggard by the time I finish the challenge!

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  3. Glad you hopped on board again this year! Wonderful theme and I'll be back :)
    Stephanie Finnell
    @randallbychance on Twitter from
    Katy Trail Creations

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  4. Leanne, I am sure you enjoy a wonderful Autumn season wise and in life, in India specially for the Bengalis Autumn is the season of festivals - Durga Puja, Navratri, Diwali - a huge list of festivals awaits us every Autumn.

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  5. In South India, it tends to be a little different as we are closer to the equator. So its basically hot, hotter and mad rain :)
    Don't really know if we have a legit autumn.
    Nice idea to have videos!

    http://www.godyears.net/2017/04/alex-ruiz-is-shining-example-of.html

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  6. In northern India there is hot and humid climate during autumns
    well written. Thanks for sharing Amazing Guide to your First Menstrual Period

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  7. I like your post, although I'm unable to decide which is my favourite season...

    Eva
    Mail Adventures

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  8. Here in S.Africa we don't really have an Autumn in our weather. We kind of move rapidly from summer into winter with a few trees shedding their leaves but nothing as beautiful as the States. A great idea to share your voice with your Ausie accent with us. :-) I must try to share my S.African accent with you sometime too. I'm following you for the A to Z.

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  9. Interesting concept for the A to Z. Autumn my favorite time of the year. Thanks for linking up with the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  10. I do like autumn for the trees but summer is still my favourite for the beach. Even if we did have a stinking hot summer this year. So far, autumn is proving to be very rainy and I for one am over it. I love the connection between autumn and midlife! :D

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  11. Looking forward to your blog posts specially because I'm also a mid life blogger and couldn't agree with you more about the Autumn of life. Cheers
    Anger #Lexicon of Leaving

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  12. Jumped into the challenge last minute but I'm glad I did....it's great that even the weather reminds us to live...I look forward to the other entries.

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  13. The video wasn't available. I'm in the Thanksgiving stage of Mid-life right now and loving every minute. Have fun with the challenge. My Virtual Vineyard

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  14. Nice way to look at this time of life. Actually it's probably the best time as we have that confidence that experience brings us and we still have that vibrancy. Reminds me of a poem by DH Lawrence about being a ripe pippin...

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  15. Wonderful post, Leanne! You're work is getting better and better! You're a role-model for other bloggers. I'll be visiting to see what's next.
    https://meinthemiddlewrites.com/2017/03/31/me-in-the-middle-of-a-to-z-theme-reveal-2016-flashback/

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  16. So glad you decided to play again this year - what a delightful post. And I loved listening to you speak. Autumn is such a rich season - both in nature and our lives. I look forward to your continued posts.

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  17. Leanne, I loved hearing your voice! I did that once (make a video, but not as nice as yours) for a blog challenge. Perhaps I should have done one the day we got two feet of snow, but didn't think of it. I hope winter is still a long way off for me; as I do caregiving for my 89 year old mother in law, I see fully what winter can be like. I'll be back tomorrow for "B". Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  18. I too am loving this Autumn of life. Autumn was always my favorite season in the US- I always figured because I was born in September. Now I live in Ecuador where there really aren't seasons.
    My A-Z challenge is A Goddess' Glossary. Good luck with the A - Z!
    A is for Automatic Writing

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  19. Hi I found you via Arlee Bird. This is my eighth challenge, I love ths A in this chllenge and glad you're doing it again. I think I've past "Autumn" but don't dwell on it.
    Good luck with the rest of the challenge, hope to be back.
    Yvonne.

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  20. Oh Autumn sounds aspirational (how's that for another A) at the moment. A wonderful launch to your A to Z for this year! - Enjoy!

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  21. This is a great analogy. I love autumn it's such a pretty season!
    Debbie

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  22. Autumn is my favorite season and although I did love raising my kids, in the Autum Season of my life I'm much more relaxed and confident. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  23. LOVE the video, your accent, and this post. I suppose I am in the autumn/fall of my life but my fav season is summer! I wish you well on the a-z challenge. Thank you Leanne for sharing this post at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared it on social media.

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  24. Love the video Leanne you should make more of them. A great start to your A-Z Challenge and so spot on! Congratulations! Really well done!

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  25. Love your accent and although I sometimes look back and yearn for the spring of my life, autumn is much calmer and peaceful. Great article. Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

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  26. This resonated with me as I am in the fabulous midlife too. How creative to record your post. Thanks for dropping by my post.

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  27. You are my kind of girl. As a woman in the fabulous autumn I am embracing life like never before. I look forward to reading more about your mid life journey.

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  28. It's an interesting post and I'd sure like to read more on your theme!
    You've given one good reason to look forward to middle age!

    Cheers
    BoisterousBee

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  29. I just love this post! Such a great way to look at life from this stage. So positive and inviting. Thank you!

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  30. I'm a Mac user, so thanks for the tip, went over to your FB page, liked it and listened to your fabulous accent!
    Beautifully put, all the nice aspects of the autumn of life!

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  31. A to Z... What a challenge indeed! You wrote about Autumn so eloquently and captured it just perfectly. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the midlife alphabet. xoxox, Brenda

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  32. Fall or Autumn has always been my favorite season. The colors, the crisp air, the wonderful smells - perfect. As to the autumn of life, I am moving into winter, I think, but I agree that the autumn years were amazing!

    DB McNicol, author & traveler
    Theme: Oh, the places we will go!

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  33. When I was younger, I read an article where they surveyed women at various ages to gauge happiness and mid-life (autumn) won. So far, I would have to agree. I loved your video! WeekendsInMaine

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  34. I am also a fan of Autumn (both literally and figuratively). I look forward to following your A - Z Challenge!

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  35. I love your take on the Autumn of Life. I'm right there with you. I also like the A-Z Challenge. If I get brave, I might try something similar on my blog. Thanks for the fun idea.

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  36. Glad to have found you and am following your AtoZ!

    Heidi

    I'm blogging about Positive Parenting for the A to Z Challenge. WE ARE LOVING THIS LIFE

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  37. Thanks for linking up at #overthemoon Leanne, a good luck with the A-Z.

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  38. Thanks from Grammy Dee, #WednesdayAIMLinkParty, social media shared.

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