We have entered the final days of summer! I honestly thought this summer would never end. But on Wednesday you will wake up in summer and Thursday you will wake up in Fall. I know that the seasons changing doesn’t *magically* make everything in your life better, but there is something very therapeutic in a season like Autumn. It’s a season of change, a season of subtle transition and a season of letting go. I’m ready to let go. Goodbyes are hard and this week we are all saying goodbye to the summer season. As you soak up the final summer rays of 2016, I put together five things to remember this week (a little Monday motivation) and in the months going forward.
one// not every one you lose is a loss
It’s such a simple phrase but it’s so helpful. Sometimes people enter your life for the season you’re in. As you move forward they aren’t good for you anymore. Realize that it’s a part of growing and it’s not a tragedy. There are so many good people in the world, even if it doesn’t seem like it. Be excited to make room for all of the lovely humans you have yet to meet.
two// your feelings are valid but they are temporary
It’s okay to be upset about the season that you’re in. I want to say that again. It’s okay to be upset about the season you’re in. But seasons are always changing and so will you. Everything that you feel right now is okay but keep in mind that you won’t feel this way forever.
three// your current situation is not your final destination
If you don’t have this hung up somewhere in your life, you need to print it out. Read it every morning you wake up. There is something to be said about “paying your dues” and “doing what you have to” but it’s important to remember that you have goals. Where you are now is not where you have to stay.
four// give yourself your best chance
Don’t hold on to toxic people. Don’t dig yourself into a hole. Take care of yourself, every day. Ask for help when you need it. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself your best chance (because you deserve it).
five// the world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them
One of my favorite pieces of advice comes courtesy of J.K. Rowling via her twitter. I think the world of J.K. and this is such a comforting thing to hear. I want you to think of the most wonderful thing you have ever seen and how you felt in that moment. Remember that you can have an infinite amount of those moments in your life if you’re willing to wait for them.
Need more motivation? Check out my list of non-negotiables to focus on this week.