It's crazy how time passes by without us really realizing. I can't believe that September is already almost over, and the horizon of October is already peeking through. Fall has officially come, and you can get Pumpkin Spice lattes without feeling ridiculously early! Personally, I'm not much of a PSL fan, but I know a lot of people are. For me, Autumn is my favourite season. When I was in California, there honestly wasn't much of seasons at all (it was basically a cycle of scorching hot summer, windy summer, rainy summer, and floral-y summer), but there's just something about Autumn. I am so excited to watch leaves fall and the smell of pies all over, and feel the breeze ruffle through my hair, and all of that romanticizing of Autumn.
I feel like Autumn is so much more than just a buffer between the freezing cold Winters and frying-pan-hot Summers. It's not just as simple as leaves turning colour, but it represents renewal. It always meant a new academic year when I was in school, and I can't help but have a pep in my step in celebration of new times to come. Last year, it was the beginning of my journey in Miss Los Angeles Chinatown. The thought passed my mind briefly this year if I should reapply, but then just the fact that my schedule is so erratic pretty much made up my mind for me. I do plan on reapplying one day... perhaps next year, or even the year after? Wherever God takes me next, I don't know, and whenever He wants me to do something, I haven't the faintest. Autumn will bring much more changes in the years to come, I'm sure.
It's crazy to think of how much has changed in just a year. Last year, I was working unhappily in a major telecommunications company, driving a new car, living in a nice house, and going into Miss Los Angeles Chinatown. Fast forward to Autumn 2016, I am back across the nation in New Jersey, working happily at a practically-below-minimum-wage job as a flight attendant in a major airline, relying on Uber, and happy about moving into half a bedroom. I have a new blog, and a new short term goal, and new opportunities opening up! In so many ways, it sounds like a bad change, but it's been amazing, I pinky promise. Hard, but definitely amazing. It really just goes to show how life can really turn 180 within a year! I am still trying to stick to my list of things I want to do this year, but for obvious reasons, some of them will not come true (yet), such as: save $20k. I'm excited for what is to come, though!
What are you excited for? Do you have a specific season that is just your "start anew" season? I hope that you feel refreshed for the new school year if you're headed to school ;)
Love you &until next time!