SEASONS

central park • new york, ny //

I fall most in love with life when fall arrives and then again when it leaves. most people enjoy the sun of the summer or the crisp air of the winter, but me...I prefer when the temperature starts to slightly drop and the trees open up and expose the warmest colors, the same shades that inspire my fall wardrobe.

there's something so enlightening in the process of seasons changing, and I think I relate so strongly to it as I'm constantly changing. knowing that the earth thinks it's okay to do so multiple times of year gives me hope in my need to keep evolving.

this year more so than most I am beyond ready for the fall to roll into winter, and then the winter into a new year. I've fought hardships I never thought I'd endure at this age and while at first they made me incredibly bitter and insecure, I've started to see the light at the end of my emotional tunnel.

a quote I stumbled upon last fall has stayed with me and gives me hope as this autumn starts to come to an end and welcome the winter:

"the leaves are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go." 

despite my losses and struggles, I'm learning to remember the importance of them. they truly teach you who you are and just how strong you can be but at the same time, they can break you down bone by bone, muscle by muscle. it's dangerous to get caught in misery's tricky webs, so whenever I caught myself slipping, I'd remind myself that like the seasons, these feelings won't last forever.

I've learned that they'll come and they'll go & one thing will remain, you. much like the trees, I'm ready to let go of what I need to in order to make room for all the beautiful things that are ready to come my way. (and I hope you all are too.)

[x, nicole]

24 comments:

  1. Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I love the holidays but after that am SO over winter. Lovely post!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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    1. we're two in the same then girl - thanks! x

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  2. Fall is the best season in my opinion. I'm not ready for winter haha

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  3. Reflecting on all part of life.. good and not so good.. definitely help you realize all you've learned!

    Mindy II AMIXOFMIN.COM

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    1. agreed babe! despite how happy/unhappy it might make you, the reflection's definitely needed every now & then. x

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  4. I love Summer and fall always! I also love reflecting during the seasonal changes!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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    1. both those seasons are the best time to do it, I think! x

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  5. Missing the seasons now that I'm living in CA!

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    1. bet you're not missing the gloomy rain & snow days though. send some of that sun over to the east coast! x

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  6. I love NY! Especially during the fall its absolutely beautiful!

    Silvia
    www.lovelysilvia.com

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    1. it's the best season to be in the city, that's for sure! x

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  7. Fall is my favorite season for sure, and I have fallen more in love with it now that I'm in Boston! It really makes me reflect how lucky I am to be living where I am. Loved reading this, it was beautifully written!
    xoxo

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    1. boston is the only city I (might) love more than nyc so I can only imagine what it's like being there for fall - thanks for the kind words gf! x

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  8. Cold weather months (and seasons) are my favorite! I love the changing colors and the first snow flakes!

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  9. Seasonal changes are the best!!! Fall is definitely my favorite season for sure.

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  10. This is definitely a mantra that I'm also trying to implement going into 2017! Beautiful words.

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. whenever I hit a rough spot, I always remind myself of it and so far, it works like a charm so I'd definitely recommend! x

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  11. I've never heard this quote before but it's so inspirational! It's so important to let things go sometimes!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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    1. might be hard to do it but I agree, it's necessary every now & then! x

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  12. Such a positive perspective! I love autumn and don't necessarily dig winter but I can appreciate the importance of change.

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  13. such a beautiful time of year -- although I embrace something in each season. Can't imagine living somewhere without seasons! xx (we just had our first snowfall in Chicago and it was pure bliss!)

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