“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland
Winter is one of those seasons that really feels like they could go on forever, especially here in Canada. I’ve lived here all my life but still, every year, I am amazed at how cold and white everything can get.
This winter was challenging in some ways but rewarding in others. I finished my second semester of graduate school (!!!) and my part-time job which was such a good feeling, but I let the stress of it all get to me. I’m pretty hard on myself because of my perfectionist tendencies, but one of the things I’ve come to learn over time is that true growth takes time. I’m on a lifelong mission to have inner peace and if I look at where I am now compared to where I was last year, I’m definitely making some progress towards that goal. But I have a long way to go.
Winter 2019 showed me that when faced with what feels like impossible tasks, I can – for the most part – keep my cool and look at the bigger picture. Like the quote above says, no winter (or challenge) lasts forever and no spring (or reward) skips its turn.
Goodbye Winter 2019, and thank you for all that you brought my way.
It’s October which means that fall is officially upon us, friends! But before I dive into all the goodness that is fall, I need to say a proper goodbye to summer – and what a summer it was! Summer 2018 brought me the joy of film photography and I am grateful to have had an opportunity to capture my most precious moments in this format.
Without further ado, here are my favourite pictures from Summer 2018. Enjoy!
Beauty (pt 1) brought to you by the mountains of rural Spain (July 2018)
My roommate/a friend I made during the retreat (July 2018)
A missed flight led to an impromptu opportunity to go sightseeing in Madrid (July 2018)
Nothing says home like this skyline (Aug 2018)
A statue of a book in the middle of the city because why not? (Aug 2018)
Beauty (pt 2) brought to you by Niagara Falls (August 2018)
A family gathering (Aug 2018)
Some of my best memories involve these two incredible girls. These pictures were taken after a day of doing what we do best – hanging out and having fun.
p.s. I made them pose for me because I don’t really have any pictures of them and I needed it!