Monday, April 23

Changing Seasons


     Hey guys, thanks for visiting:) It's that time of year where the weather decides to play jokes on us alternating from sunshiny to stormy every other day. Friday I'll grab my laptop and sit in a lawn chair while birds sing and the kids play, and then Saturday I'll put on a big coat and brace myself for the wind and rain to hit me square in the face.

     It was a long, cold Winter, and I think most of us that are coming out of it have been really anxious for the warm weather to stick, to hear the birds sing and to feel the grass under our toes. I know I've been so looking forward to the farmers market and paddle-boarding, and I've been dreaming of evening bonfires and the little family adventures that will come with Summer. It's pretty natural to look forward to the freedom and excitement that comes with the light I think, especially after such a long stretch of bitter cold.

     While the flip-flopping of the temp has been frustrating, I realized today that it's been kindof a metaphor for life and my mindset in particular lately. I don't want to go into a bunch of detail in this post, but April has been a harder month than the last few. There have been many days with more light than we've seen in a long time, but there have also been days with more chill and dark. The simple lesson though is that just like the weather, life is unpredictable, and I need to learn to be more patient with the different seasons of my own life.

     There will be times of amazing progress and productivity, when we feel awesome and light with the happiness that comes from accomplishment. Then the next day the shadows will creep in and the light will dim, and it often feels like the sun will never come back. I have been having more of those darker days for sure, but I'm working hard at appreciating what I can learn from those days while I'm waiting for the season to change again.

     Here's to a brighter day tomorrow and crushing our to-do lists, but if not, cheers to leftovers in our sweats and kiddo snuggles amid piles of unfolded laundry. Deep breaths:)

               xoxo
   
P.S. This trench coat from ASOS is sold out now, but they have a whole new batch of light colors for Spring and Summer that you can check out here







11 comments:

  1. Such lovely pictures and beautiful words!
    Definitely needed to read it today <3

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  2. I’m sure it must me very difficult missing Martin and enjoying your new life at the same time......sadness and happiness together......hugs to you

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  3. It’s like you’re reading my mind! I have been feeling this exact way for the past few months. It’s funny what weather can do to your attitude. As a soon to be step mom of two young girls, a dog mom, and a cat mom to two crazy kitties, I know what it feels like to get a little bit overwhelmed every now and then. Thank you for sharing all you do, I absolutely adore your blog!

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  4. Hi Emily, thank you for sharing. When spring arrived in San Diego everyone was so excited but, I wasn't quite ready and so I wrote, "the nice thing is the seasons are changing but, the bad thing is that everyone expects me to change along with them"... something along those lines. Early this year my mom died 6 days before my wedding. Then within a month of those 2 events my cat died and my sister's puppy died (13 hours within each other). Although they were animals, my family had experienced so much heart break and one of the only things people ask me about is how the married life is �� �������� thank you for always sharing your heart

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  5. Hi Emily, thank you for always sharing your heart. I can completely relate to this post. Earlier this year my mom died 6 days before my wedding. A month after those 2 events, my cat died and my sister's puppy died (13 hours within each other). Although they were animals, they just added on to sadness that filled my house. When spring hit San Diego I wrote an IG post that said something a long the lines of, "the good thing is that the seasons are changing. The not so good thing is that people expect me to change with them". It's almost been 8 weeks since my mom died but, the only thing people want to talk about is how the married life is 🤦

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  6. You are such an inspiration and the way you share yourself and your heart is so beautiful....I can totally relate with how you have been feeling lately but just like you reminded me just deep breaths and we all will get it through together.....we are never alone❤

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  7. You are such an inspiration.....the way you share yourself and your heart give me so much hope and I can totally relate to how you have been feeling lately. So thank you for reminding me to take deep breaths and we all will get through this together. We are never alone❤

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  8. Emily, thank you for being so honest and open in your post. You have had so many major changes in your life quickly and I am praying you are in counseling and have community that are looking out for you and your sweet babies. I have struggled with postpartum. it is a hard hard thing and the thing that helped me was counseling, medication and taking time for myself

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  9. I've been experiencing a little bit of this lately! Thank you for sharing <3

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  10. One of the most useful things I've learned during the hardest emotional time in my life is: healing is non-linear. I think (from your love of lists and organization and beauty) that we may share a similar preference for things to be predictable...but you've hit on an unavoidable truth here! Give yourself permission to take those "two steps back" after every step forward for as long as you need to!

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  11. I hope things become brighter for you soon!

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