The Season of Transition and Change

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“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
― Lauren DeStefano

Hello dear readers. I owe you and I Am Me an apology. Over the summer I was brought onto a team of writers for Odyssey and as that began to take up my time, my website was slowly pushed into the background. I apologize. It has been a busy few weeks for me with school in full swing, but truthfully, there have also been some things that have been weighing on my mind. I hoped that perhaps, with time they would resolve, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. If you know me at all, I am not always an individual of very many words, but writing has always been a source of release and healing for me. So here I am. I would rather not talk about the things that are weighing on my mind because it would be a great opportunity missed. Autumn is in full swing here in The Green Mountain State. I’m not going to try denying that this is my favorite time of the year. Not only is it the most aesthetically pleasing, but I love what it represents. Autumn reminds me that things are capable of change.

I suppose you can say I am a hopeless optimist. I do not think life is perfect, but I look to make the best of it each and every single day. I believe in forgiving those you love because what you have with that individual is far more important than any squabble. More than that, however, Fall gives me hope that just as the leaves will change, so too will I. I have the possibility and potential each and every day to make myself better than the day before! As I was reflecting on what I wanted to convey in this article, I scrolled past a quote on Facebook,

                                                      “Some people come into your life for a lifetime and others, for a season,”.

This spoke volumes to me. I noticed soon after my first few weeks into University, I was changing. I was growing and so were my relationships with new and previous friendships/relationships in my life and this is how I tie in my earlier words in the article. Everything is capable of change, but sometimes it takes time. Sometimes it happens gradually, similar to the leaves’ transition or all at once. Try not to be afraid of this. Do not shy away from the person you are becoming and recognize this fact in those around you: they too are changing and as a result, so will your connections. If you’re an eternal optimist such as myself, you will try to nurture these relationships and hold on to the people that you love. Because the thought of losing them, just the mere thought, may bring you to your knees. But here’s the thing: Some come into your life for a lifetime and others, a season. You have to know which is which. You’re always going to find complication when you mix seasonal people with lifetime expectation.

Sometimes an individual is only meant to teach you one thing, something you didn’t know you needed to learn. That’s okay! Learn from them, grow, say thank-you and if need be, let them go. They changed you, they helped you mature and for that, sometimes the hardest but most graceful thing to do is smile and walk towards a new day!

Here is the direct link to my profile on Odyssey where all of my articles can be located!
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/@ashbrady-kelly

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