Emotional level: 8

Mental level: 9

TODAY I LEARNED: Sunsets on Mars are blue.

Here we are. November 2nd. It’s only day two of the month and I feel like the possibility of something astonishing happening is quite strong. Pretty soon we will know who our president will be, we will know what kind of winter we’re going to have, and the leaves will finish telling their tales until they sprout back during spring. There’s a lot going on this time of year and I can’t wait to see what happens.

It’s quite cold today, and I’m loving it. I opened the windows, let in some of that fresh, cool air, made it a point to get organized and have all my ducks in a row. I’ve also been enjoying the simple pleasures of a day spent at home.

A cup of tea, a clean table, some snacks here and there, and a good movie makes for a very fine evening, in my opinion. It’s a nice and cozy day, but in all honesty, I would really like to talk about fall and self care.

There’s a magic in the air right now…probably due to the fact that we are still going through the “in between” time, when the veil is its thinnest. There’s also a lot of room for improvement and change right now. That means it’s time to move some things around and really think about what we want out of our lives.

The beauty about life is that it’s always changing. Your life may be fine right now, but down the road you will sense a shift in your daily routine. Perhaps you will need to change your job or switch up your diet. The change could be big or small, but regardless, it will change…and that’s okay.

It’s hard to get used to that change. It’s something that’s difficult for all of us, whether we admit it or not. There’s always something in our lives that we have a problem switching up. For me, it’s my routines and habits. We get settled in what makes us comfortable, and that’s understandable. But, part of self care is making sure you switch things up every once in awhile, just to make sure you don’t end up stagnant or miserable. I seem to struggle with making myself uncomfortable in order to grow…don’t we all though?

For me, this time of year makes everything magical, even self care routines. I try to go deep inside and really figure out what it is that I’m feeling during the day. My ADHD makes it a rather difficult process…but I do manage to get it done with time and damn do I feel better after I understand exactly what I’m feeling. It’s hard to hone in on that. People are so busy in their lives, they think they know exactly how something makes them feel, but sometimes that can be clouded by doubts, fears, or even hate, even if they don’t see it themselves.

Just like the orange, red, and brown leaves, falling to the ground, so should we allow our harmful energies to fall away from us as we cleanse ourselves. I feel as though that’s another thing I should be focusing on today.

I have a lot to work on…but I feel like I’ve already come a long way. The wind whispers secrets of the future as I press on, the earth beneath my feet, the air in my lungs. I feel better. I feel as though I am whole. Fall’s magic gives me hope that things are about to change for the better. Hold on to that hope. Don’t ever let it go. You never know how fast the weather can change. The same is true for humans and the ways of our lives.

Bit of advice: Don’t let others tell you how to feel. You feel exactly how you’re supposed to. Be honest about that.

Blessed Be )O(

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