The air is cold again. There are leaves on the streets. I'm reading Bradbury's The October Country collection and drinking a pot of coffee instead of an energy drink or two. I'm in a button-down and a sweater, and am even wearing socks indoors.
I've been changing. Of course if I ever stop changing I'm sure I won't want to admit it to myself, and I'm sure I haven't changed as much as I'd like to think that I have, and here I am talking about how much I love the fall, just like I have annually since I was in high school (or hell maybe middle school), but really I mean it, I've been changing. I finish projects more often. I learn things more often. I sometimes favor sleeping with my head turned to the left, these days.
I enjoy my job. I enjoy the opportunities to grow - I've had Customer Emails and Business Trips and Deliverables and Development Cycles and Conference Calls and Summary Emails. And I've started doing some development work as well, an hour or two a day.
I've been playing bass and Minecraft, been reading and coding a roguelike from scratch, been taking walks and paying bills.