The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: It’s a New Season
Quote of the Day:
“Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we wouldn’t fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart.” ~Candace Bushnell
The Single Woman Says:
Over the past couple of days, I’ve really been able to feel Fall settling in here in Tennessee. A chill is in the air…the leaves spiral down and cling to my windshield as I drive to work…there’s even a different SMELL in the air. Gone are the long, lazy, humid days…the flips flops and golden skin and tousled hair…the salty kisses and bare feet and spontaneous road trips that defined summer.
Typically, when Mother Nature shifts from one season to the next, we notice a visceral shift in our own lives…nudging us gently from one era to another…urging us to always reach for the next level and refuse to remain stagnant…reminding us that nothing is permanent: not joy, not pain…not friendship and sometimes, not even love.
It is particularly difficult for me to let go of summer, as it is my favorite season. Summer to me just says “HAPPINESS.” But just like anything else in life, it is a gift from God that stays as long as it is meant to stay and not one moment longer. It is something we must love and appreciate and enjoy without clinging to. Seasons are here to remind us that EVERYTHING changes…that NOTHING stays the same…and that in order to grow, we must adapt to this change. Every season of life and of Mother Nature brings with it different blessings and different lessons…and to refuse to let go of a season that’s time has passed is to refuse to allow ourselves to change, to evolve, to grow.
A new season means a new YOU. Leave summer behind and embrace fall not just with new sweaters and shoes and fashion…but with new attitudes and enthusiasm and passion.