Days are getting shorter, and colder and windier. And the rain is being generous. Time for hoodies and jogging pants again. Time to go cozy back inside and rest and relax. Soup and pumpkin are in season again. Hearty and filling food to energize the body that is also undergoing the changes. It can be a bit shocking and we all of a sudden feel tired, sensitive and moody (my secret these days, well it's never a secret with me, chocolates! and lots of them!)
I grew up in a country having only summer and rainy season. The changing of the seasons is always interesting for me. I love the transitions from summer to autumn. And yes I miss having long days already but there is also something calming about the shorter days. More rest, more staying inside, hahaha, yes even more. And yes we have been all in this sort of quarantine for 6 months already, and it doesn't seem to stop yet. I understand and I have it too. I get frustrated and I just sometimes want to hug people and to be with people. To travel again, and to see friends and family and to give them the tightest hugs and the most heartfelt greetings. I have to say I have been keeping a lot to myself this year, maybe because I know I really can't spend so much time with people to keep myself safe and to keep them safe.
This isolation has really made me think a lot of the things that are important to me. The self introspection sometimes is deep and there is just no avoiding it when you are confronted by yourself. It made me think and assess the things that I hold very dear to me and it made me think of my priorities and think a lot on what I want in the future. And yes I know that the things I want my not necessarily be for me but it made me realise what is important for me. And even though I cannot have it all, all at once, I am just aware of these things and I keep them close. Maybe maybe not getting them someday, and to be honest getting them is not the goal, well maybe a bit yes. But I know if I focus on that it will only cause frustration on my side if I cannot have them. So I try to just set the best intention and leave the rest up to whatever we want to call it.
I hope you are staying well, feeling loved, eating healthy and being happy. Self care is most important these days.
<3 Love always,