thoughts, feelings, ideas
This time of year brings mixed emotions. As a summer girl, I really struggle with the change of seasons, the shortened days and definitely the colder weather. This morning as I was headed to school, I had my seat warmer on for the first time since May. I consider myself resilient and honestly, shifting seasons is as much of an emotional shift as well as a physical one. My resilience has certainly helped me transition, especially this morning.
In the past week, I have had some shifts in my personal life. Relationships that have been shaky have finally cracked wide open and no matter of the outcome, we are all better off for the good and a even a future of a stronger relationship. I had the good fortune to get out of Dodge and went to Vermont for the weekend on a yoga retreat, one that I was a student of, not a teacher. The clean Ayurvedic food, yoga, massage and time in nature truly helped me get back to my purpose, devoting my time and energy to my work. I also had a lot of time to think clearly and make decisions. It was certainly a powerful weekend!
This time of year is also the start of the new year on the Jewish calendar, and the beginning of the last quarter of the year. The next 12 weeks are filled with new beginnings, new relationships, new endeavors and also closure. This auspicious time, the time from fall equinox to the end of 2023, is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the year and take action to do anything you set your mind to. I look back on the past year with awe of what I have accomplished and have specific goals for not only the next 12 weeks, but for the next few years.
We are our own best cheerleaders. We are our own strength, source of energy and source of love. It has taken a long time to understand this and live it but we only have one life, one opportunity to do all of the things, make some magic and love with abandon.
Happy fall <3