It’s that time of year again. Even if where I live doesn’t feel like autumn, this Saturday marks the Fall Equinox. Equal day and night before the waning days and the long darkness of winter and, in my own yearly calendar, a time to take stock. I try to look at the months since the Spring Equinox and think about balance in my life: is there anything that needs realignment? Is there not enough of this, but a bit too much of that? I use the changing seasons to help myself keep track of the year and time generally, and it seems that each change of season brings lessons with it. Even if it’s still hot enough to be mid-summer outside, the turning of the world reminds me that yet another season is nearly upon us. I will raise a glass of chilled apple juice because, seriously, it’s too hot here for cider. I will write in my journal about the places in my life I could use some of that equinox-balance, and I will smile and look forward to the fresh new season–one that brings with it things like NaNoWriMo (even if I don’t participate, I love all the writing energy and talk), crock-pot stews, and fall crafting. Do you do anything for the Fall Equinox? I’d love to see what you’re up to in the comments. Happy Almost-Fall!