Summer reflections and fall intentions

IMG_1529It’s already Labour Day weekend, and all I can say is “wow, that went by fast!” It seems as though the seasons are going by faster and faster, and this summer was exceptionally quick.

I think that as you get older and gain more life experience, time tends to move faster. One year becomes a smaller and smaller percentage of your life, and eventually it feels like the same amount of time as a day did previously.

This concept really makes it all the more important to stop, slow down and enjoy the moment. There were far too many times this summer when I found myself stressing about the future, when I should have been enjoying the time I had.

Moving forward, I can’t believe I’m entering my last year of university. It’s such an exciting time filled with so many different emotions from fear and anxiety to anticipation.

In one sense, I’m super nervous to move on to the next chapter of my life, but in another I feel myself bubbling over with the sheer possibilities life brings. It can be daunting to think of all the different paths you can take, but at the same time, I’m so thankful to be in a situation where I can choose to do almost anything with my life.

It’s all just beginning, and if looking back on this summer has taught me one thing, it’s to live in the moment and worry less. The intention I’m setting for this year is to simply live and enjoy life, while at the same time, strike a balance between working hard and figuring out what I truly want.

I’m still working on accepting the idea that I can’t control everything at once. Life isn’t perfect — in fact, it’s far from it. But that’s the beauty of it all!

What have you learned about yourself and your path this summer? What intentions are you setting for the new season? Let me know in the comments below — I’d love to hear your story!

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