Catch ya later, Summer 2016 | Reflection

Summer is almost over..

It’s getting a little bit chilly outside, and after an incredibly hot and dry summer here in Ontario, I’m kind of digging the early Autumn vibes in the air. 

At the risk of sounding like a cliche female, I really do love the fall season. When I was in school, I was infatuated by the fresh feeling the new school girl would shower me with. It felt more like a “new year” than New Years ever did, and so I would always make resolutions for myself at the end of August, instead of in January.

This Summer has been one of my favourite summers of all time. If I could throw it back to the late ‘90s- early 2000’s, I would, but sadly the only direction we are moving is forward.

Without getting too personal regarding work, I just want to say that I have finally found peace in my potential. The first year after graduation is tough. I know I am not the only one that has cried, questioned their skills, and wished they had taken another route in life. I worked a few jobs to make money, outside of the field of work I am educated in, and met so many people my age that are going through the exact same thing. 

I believe that in my life, I had to meet these friends and co-workers along the way to really excel in my life. It’s kind of like working all of the crappy jobs I had in one year made me want to work even harder to better my life.  

I am so grateful for the memories I have made this year, even if they were created during very low points. 

Though happiness found me on the cusp on Summer, I still did a lot of growing during the warmer months.

I have made more friends than I ever have in my life. 

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I said “yes” to things I never would have before.

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I overcame a lot of my anxiety driven fears. 

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I gained independence. 

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I have made a lovely home for myself and my best friend.

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I started my own business.

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I went to the best shows.
 

Lights (April):

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Weezer (July)

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I began my dream career. 

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I gained confidence.

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I caught up with family.

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And, of course, had many adventures.

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With all of these new memories, and added qualities, I am ready to take on the fall season with a whole new outlook on life. This year my Autumn “New Year” resolution is to think positively and save money. (haha, wish me luck!)

I can’t wait to see what this “new year” will have in store for me.  What is your Autumn “New Year” promise to yourself?