We turned back the clocks here this weekend and it's noticeably darker now during the day. I always get a bit nervous about it, since it feels like the whole city goes into hibernation as the days get shorter and colder. I talk a lot about light on this blog in the winter time, but that's because it's so important when you don't have it. We got a wake up light this year, just in time, and it is amazing. I wake up right away with the light, and I love that it has a sunset setting at night so you can fall asleep to a cozy, warm glow. The other week when I was sick I forced myself to go out for a walk around the moats before the sun went down, just so I would have gotten outside once that day. I'm trying to get in the habit of taking a weekly walk, which sadly can seem hard to fit in my schedule these days. But I find when I do take the time to slow down, breathe some fresh air and take in my surroundings, I feel so much better. And it's even more important as the days get shorter, to try to appreciate some of the beauty of this time in between fall and winter, instead of just hiding away from it all.