The Changing of Leaves

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Hat:  Ralph Lauren // Jacket:  Burberry // Scarf:  Born Pretty // Sunglasses:  Born Pretty
“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
I know that the above quote is kind of depressing, but I felt like it fit with how I’ve been feeling lately.  This week I was supposed to have my Epilepsy Awareness theme on my blog but it has been postponed until next week because I feel like I really needed to write about other things since the past few weeks have been a little rough.  My life has gone through some drastic changes (this post has nothing to do with my accident back in September), I won’t be talking about it in detail here on the blog because some things are meant to be kept personal.  I will say that life really likes to throw curve balls at you.  This was more of a ball being thrown at my face at 100 mph, but you  have to take everything life throws at you with a grain of salt.  I was brought up being tough as nails because I had to be, but sometimes it’s ok to have a moment.  I’ve been keeping myself busy and I will not be neglecting this blog because it’s thanks to this blog that is keeping me busy and my mind sane.  I’m not asking for a pity party, I’m not asking for anyone to keep me in their prayers, all I’m asking is for everyone reading this to take a moment and reevaluate all of the good things in your life.  Don’t take those moments, people, or anything else that keeps you happy for granted.
I’m pretty open on this blog and I’m sure a lot of you who have been here since the beginning have seen so many of my ups and downs, struggles, great moments, etc.  I feel as though when I do talk about going through a tough time, even if I don’t talk about it in detail it shows that I’m human.  It shows that I can relate to a lot of people out there.  I don’t want to be fake and I don’t want people coming to my blog and thinking that I have this awesome life because I do have moments where it’s not perfect and I go back to being the strong person I am.  There are moments where you have to let it out and just cry.  There are moments where you need to just sit down and be sad for a little bit.  I’m not saying to sulk in your misery but to take a moment to be selfish and take care of yourself before you pick up all of the pieces.  If this would have been a few years ago I probably would not have the mind set I have today.  I guess you really do gather wisdom with age.  I will leave you with another quote.
“We create the finest masterpieces not with the brushes and oils, but with the strength and endurance we mold within ourselves.”
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7 thoughts on “The Changing of Leaves”

  1. Loved hearing this today. I've had some rough times too the past 2 years, but have made it through stronger and healthier! I know everyday that I feel great is a blessing. Thanks for the reminder.
    I'd love to have you stop by our blog and join our Tuesday Fashion Party Link Up!
    Betsy
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com
    P.S. I LOVE your sunglasses!!!

  2. What a FUN look! I hope it at least helped to brighten your day, a little. I use fashion to help me through my ; days. I've not visited your blog before today but I send you (((((Hugs))))) because I do understand 100mph curve balls and ; quite well.

    ~Ginger from Ginger & Zimt

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