I have recently come to the realization that I haven’t properly listened to myself since 2011. And I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to figure this out.
I’ve been hibernating, and I think it’s time to wake up. Winter has nearly passed and the temperatures are slowly starting to rise (as is my level of happiness). But I’m going to take a more personal route for this four-month-overdue post; I’m going to share a bit of my very own darkness.
This year, I want to be present. I want to live and I want to be. I want to fully experience every moment, every high and every low. I want to move away from this idea of perfection and move into becoming more and more of myself. Dr. Seuss once said, You are you. Isn’t that pleasant? So yes, this year, I will be present; I will be my imperfect self and I will be there for every moment of my imperfect life. Will you?
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery
As the leaves begin to fall and you bring out your abundance of cozy knit sweaters, take a second to think about how this seasonal transition might bring inner change as well as undiscovered beauty – embrace this lovely October and embrace yourself.