Was that is for summer?
The weather has shifted.
The rain is back – for one day at least.
It feels like fall.
I can smell it in the morning air.
Chilly air has me reaching for long-sleeved shirts. Fall is coming. My favourite season. I love the rainy weather – a west coaster through to my core. Happiest snuggled deep into a thick wool seater, toque, jeans, boots, rain tapping on the windowpane, crockpot bubbling away in the kitchen, chilly mornings and warm cozy nights.
I love the damp, the wet, the grey. I find beauty in the monochrome.
Back to school. New pencil cases and new friends. It’s a time of year I like to set goals. Maybe it’s an unconscious habit resulting from nearly 20 years spent in the educational system. Maybe it’s genetic – my mum was a school teacher for her whole career and she and my dad continue to audit classes. It’s never too late to learn.
This change of season is a time when I like to pause for a moment. To take stock of my year. Of my life.
What have I accomplished?
Where did I fall short?
When did I feel at my best?
At my worst?
What do I still want to do?
For the past 2 years my goals have revolved around the business of MerSea. Of getting this business off the ground. Of building a collection and a name for myself. It’s been a huge push. I don’t have a business degree. I’m figuring this out as I go. I’m learning from my mistakes. I’m carrying those lessons forward. I’m starting to see all of the work pay off.
I think about the change of seasons of our lives. Some years are for learning, struggling, finding, growing, building, settling. I’m feeling a shift in my internal season. Lately with MerSea I’m feeling more focused, in charge, boss, and less scattered, lost, fumbling. There’s space for more in my life. More projects. More art. More friends. More connections. More life.