You can smell the crisp air and feel the crunch of the leaves beneath your feet. It’s officially feeling like the fall season.
With Autumn approaching, of course we tend to think of the things that are changing in our lives, just like the seasons and the leaves. Change does sometimes mean losing something. However, it is also a beginning!
Our lives have ebbs and flows. Ends and beginnings are illusions. Starting over is nothing more than recognizing The Pause before picking up your thread and continuing to weave your own story.
-Molly M. Cantrell-Kraig
All of those cliches we heard our entire lives finally make sense and apply! As painful as changes can be, they also present us with opportunities for something new. New is what we need!
Every exit is an entrance to someplace else.
Routines and rituals are so important to our day-to-day lives. But we can get caught up and locked up in them, not leaving space for growth. Oftentimes what we need most, when things feel stagnant and boring, is a change! It’s like adding sprinkles to plain frosting.
You gain so much versatility and strength when you learn to be adaptable and flexible. We talk about those skill sets a lot when it relates to work, but I think that we should apply it to our lives on a more granular level. Do you remember those movie scenes where time passes by so quickly, but nothing really changes? Those time lapse moments happen when we go into autopilot, and we are no longer actively participating in our lives, and just moving our bodies through the day.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes that’s just where life is, and things have to get done, so autopilot helps you to retain your energy while that moment passes. But when you remain in autopilot for so long, you aren’t driving anymore.
It’s almost as if you’re giving up the control and allowing things to stay exactly where they are, no matter what roadblocks come.
Learning to go in different directions, allowing your options to remain flexible, is key to decreasing frustration and anxiety from your life. The mystery of what is to come can be a great thing, if you let it be.
As I mentioned in previous blogs, sometimes you can feel like the rug is pulled from beneath you. Learning to adapt and navigate the changes with more grace, patience, and fun makes it worth the challenge. Eventually you’ll feel the tugging before the big pull, and your feet will fly high enough to help you see the bigger picture from above, as you watch it land into cohesive fragments of life, ready to catch you.
What better time than NO-vember!? Say NO to everything outdated holding you back, and embrace making space for the new.
May this NO-vember bring you new beginnings, boundaries, beautiful experiences, and blissful bouncing. Plus, who doesn’t like the first taste of something new. It’s so refreshing!