‘Tis the season for change and new beginnings. Luckily for us, fall is here since it is, after all, the best season for just that! In my opinion of course. We are looking forward to pumpkin farms, Hocus Pocus, and our oversized sweaters! I know I am. But as September is coming to an end, I think it is important to take the time to look back at what impacted my life in September and things that I enjoyed during this special month.
LOVE – During this month, I had so much love present in my life. Love from my family, friends, and most importantly myself. 2016 has been a very interesting year, and the past couple months I have been focusing on bettering myself as well as grounding my thoughts to improve my perception of who I am. I have been practicing yoga for two years now, and this year I feel as though it had a greater impact on my life than it did when I first began this practice. Holding a challenging pose for thirty seconds and focusing on your breathing may not seem ideal to most, but that is the time you truly are focusing on YOU and challenging yourself instead of the people and world around you. Love is powerful and even if you cannot find it around you, find it within you. Love yourself.
YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE– As a people pleaser myself, it is very easy for me to try to make everyone happy. I always felt that if I make everyone else happy, I will be happy. However, that is not the case at all. It may be relative happiness based off of how everyone else is feeling, but this feeling will be temporary because it isn’t absolute. Your feelings matter as much as everyone else’s does. Therefore, you need to do what is best for yourself at times even if it is looked at as being “selfish”. Why should taking care of your own well-being be looked at this way? It is important to acknowledge others’ feelings and take them into consideration, but also remember that you are human too and to truly be happy, you need to take care of yourself as well.
ADULT-ING IS HARD– Shout out to my parents and all the adults out there. I am blessed to still live at home and to have someone cook dinner for me, but being in this internship, going to school full-time, working 20 hour weeks, and managing a social life is rough! But I know I’ll get through it. This past month I realized that I am not the only one. I am going through this with many other people AND many of those people are parents!! I like to think they are super parents because it is absolutely amazing what they are motivated to do and all they are able to get done with having such a busy school and work load. Amazing.
Goodbye September, hello October!! Graduation, where U at??