When the days start to get colder, the evenings darker and the leaves change colour, it’s then I realise autumn is here. The changing of the season has come. And with that change comes a craving. A craving to clean my apartment, to sort through all my summer clothes and bring out the boxes with autumn and winter clothes. My body craves the candles I lit when the evenings are dark and I make sure to add ‘buy new candles’ on my grocery list. The plaids I keep myself warm with on colder days are now an essential and within an arms reach. The herbal teas that I drink when november rolls around are sounding delicious right about now.
Change is inevitable. It’s happening whether we like it or not. I once read: ‘the only constant in life is change’. In some areas of life I sometimes struggle with change. I like the comfort that ‘not changing’ gives me. I like the feeling of being in control. But I’ve also realised that change is good and change is something you can (learn to) appreciate. Like getting older. It has two sides. Getting older means another year of your life has passed and will never return, but on the other hand you gained another year, and learned so much.
‘The only constant in life is change’
Embracing the change, whether it’s a new season, a birthday, a change in your life, isn’t always easy but it’s beautiful at the same time. The rituals I perform with the changing of seasons help me to get through it, help me to let go and get ready for a new season (in life). If you’re going through change yourself, find ways to embrace it, to look at it from a different perspective, find the positive in change. Writing down your thoughts in the moment, taking out the old and bringing in the new, cleaning and starting fresh, realising that change isn’t bad. These things might help, just like the candles I buy for autumn and the herbal teas that get me in the mood for a new season.