It’s no secret that my favorite season of all time is Autumn. I mean— who can ever resist the warm color palette, falling leaves, dark nail polishes and speciality drinks that come with this season? Exactly. For me, autumn is a time of reflection; a time to visualize my life in the present, think of what I’ve conquered in the past year and then set goals for myself for the year to follow. Naturally, being the October (libra) baby that I am— I like feeling balanced and being at peace with myself and my surroundings. What makes me comfortable? What can I change? What can I be better at? All these self-realization questions go through my mind and I make sure to put everything down on paper and keep my focus. It’s important to do this because life is full of constant changes and it’s important that you, as an individual, keep up with the daily changes that happen all around you. It doesn’t mean you have to change as a person, but we are all human and it’s only natural that as humans, we make mistakes. It’s called trial and error. Since the moment we are born, we go through changes. We make mistakes, we fall, we get up, we learn. There is always something new to explore within ourselves. The worst thing we can do is be still and be so comfortable with everything that we don’t push ourselves to do more. We should strive to evolve as individuals, constantly… For life is ever-changing.
It’s important to know yourself. Get to know the real you— strip away all the different characters you take on during the day. Strip away the ‘you’ at work, at the gym, the ‘parental figure’. Just think of ‘you’. The true you— the one you look to when you face the foggy mirror you just wiped off due to the steam caused by the hot shower. The ‘you’ with dripping wet hair wrapped in a towel. Yes, that’s the person I want you to see. That is the person you should get to know. Naked, vulnerable, human “you”. Get to know that individual; embrace your virtues and your flaws. Take yourself on a date— grab coffee and a good book. Spend some time with yourself. Reflect on your past, present and future. Find yourself and love yourself. And when you’re able to do that, you will accept any change that may come and you will want to continue to better yourself as a whole. Life is full of constant changes, so why shouldn’t we be a part of it? Why should we stay stuck in a moment? Why not be the reason for change? So, people, I’m telling you today to STOP living life frozen. Stop being content with what you have and the way things are and START evolving. Strive to be better. Find your best self. E-V-O-L-V-E.