“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland
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.
“How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burroughs
Call me basic but my favourite season has been, and always will be, fall. Even before the leaves begin to change colour, the start of September always signifies new beginnings. I’m always re-energized and welcome the season with open arms. Fall 2018 brought new faces, new learning, and a renewed appreciation for the city I used to call home.
Without further ado, here are a few pictures I shot that showcase this beautiful season!