Fall is my favorite time of year and I believe it is for many. I have always loved Halloween and Thanksgiving as well as the cozy atmosphere that comes with the crisp fall weather. The bonfires with friends, great foods like a big pot of chili or soup simmering on the stove and taking road trips to see the beautiful changing leaves. I have my porch decorated with mums and pumpkins and my Halloween pillows placed in my rocking chairs. I have my candles with the great scents of apple pie, pumpkin spice and cider throughout the house. I also remind myself that we are winding up another year and October is part of the last ninety days of 2019. With this in mind I reflect on the process mother nature has started in the final days of the year and I try to follow in her example.
Like the trees shedding their leaves I believe Fall is a time of letting go. I ask myself what is important for me to accomplish at the end of this year. It may simply cleaning out closets or as a big as re-evaluating relationships. Maybe it is time to let go of old dreams that may not suit us anymore and try focusing on new ones. If you have had struggles in relationships it could be time to face them before the holidays. The end of a year is just as important as the New Years Resolutions we all consider at the beginning of the year, maybe more so. Making peace with yourself and others, creating a sense of love and family through the holidays and letting go of any negativity is a great practice at the end of the year.
We all live very busy lives and it is easy to forget what we are doing it all for. The careers, the homes, the cars, education, the diets and exercise, running our kids to all the special events…It is easy to just get caught on the hamster wheel of life and forget to stop and take it all in. Take the next few months to really appreciate all the hard work and accomplishment you have achieved throughout the year so far. Slow down a little and enjoy where you are in this present moment and let go of any negative thoughts or feelings that are not serving you. Sometimes we realize the goals and dreams we had at the beginning of a year are not the same at the end. It is okay to change your mind, just like the changing colors of the leaves.
As I complete my mid-terms this week I will be leaving on a little trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to spend time with the guy in my life. We went through a break-up earlier this year and I am unsure what the future may hold for us. As I pack and prepare I am happy and excited and no longer have the need to have all the answers. I will enjoy this time and completely be in the moment. I know the universe and God are putting everything in alignment and as long as I am finding the joy in each day I will come together with exactly what I desire. Don’t worry about the past or the future, just allow yourself to let all that worry go and enjoy the process, just like the natural process of the seasons changing.
With love, health, happiness and letting go for positive change,