Today is the first day of fall. Are you ready for the new season? I think that we never really are. As humans, our forte is maintaining things the way they are, not welcoming to change. Yet change is everywhere. It’s easy to feel pumped when the sky is blue and the sun caresses our cheeks. The need to dress up, to boost and beautify comes with gloomier weather and tougher temps.
This fall I will take things one day after another. I will find excitement where I can. I will welcome the calmness of nature and the lessons the turning colors offer me. I will trust that I will be OK – that I will find joy even when all the leaves will be gone.
We went thru a couple of weeks of pure gray and rainy mush. You know, the typical November tune. Now the sun’s back. The weekend is here and I’m boosted.
I stumbled upon this article and it got me inspired. The text talks about positive thinking and attitude. The key idea is that you can consciously replace your negative thoughts by positive ones. Practice makes perfect, too. I have been applying this idea and it has worked wonders. I like simple things. Life isn’t complicated unless we make it so.
When events happen in your life you can choose how to react to them. A rainy day can be a doom’s day or an opportunity to light up a yummy smelling candle and take a bubble bath. A challenging situation can be an opportunity to surpass yourself. The way you present these ideas to yourself is the key. The more you do the positive walk (and talk), the more automatic it will become. Reading more about this type of thinking, studying all you can to keep you motivated, is what you can and should do. I know my project for a constant happy life is rolling on. I’m excited to see the changes! Happiness overflow?
Quebec is as breathtaking as New England in the fall. The vibrancy of colors subjugates you. I feel like resonating those hues. With this outfit I echoed the yellow tones. Black also lets the colorful background shine.
This time of the year is about accepting change. Things are moving at a rapid pace. Leaves turn colors and then fall within two weeks. The temperature is getting colder fast. I’m focusing on adapting to the new. I can’t change the Canadian seasons. The happiest I will be is when I find my place in what already exists. So getting rest cozily inside, grabbing a hot beverage with heartwarming conversations with friends and the hubby and spending time watching inspiring movies is what I’m focusing on now.
Here’s a blast of beach vibes. The last one before fall kicks in. Lake Champlain on the Vermont side. How cool it feels to be taking in the rays of sunlight knowing that it’ll be a long haul before it all returns.
Seasons change and teach us how to live in the moment, and also how to find beauty in all times of the year, all times of our journey here on earth. I’m in a continuos process of accepting the changes that take place in my life, as well as the ones I love. I feel that I was put here to learn some important lessons. One of them is knowing when to go with the flow. Not trying to change the unchangeable.
As for fashion, here is a very neat recap of all the 2016 fall and winter trends that will be out there. Take what suits you.
Three girls and I made it out to the Event in town – the biannual fashion sale. Quebec City has a small fashion scene so whenever something happens I am excited and surely will be part of the fun. (Keep them invites coming.) There were a lot of interesting accessories at the sale. Year after year I find myself being attracted more by the jewels and company, rather than the actual clothes on display. Pom pom beanies are definitely this winter’s item. Golden jewelry keeps its place in the heart of fashionistas as well. I ended up going home with a necklace. After the sale we hung out at a nearby quaint café. It was sweet getting to know some of my new friends better.
The past week has been emotionally hard. My thoughts have wondered back to my old home, Paris. Lots of questions on my mind. The biggest being “why”? What I can do is to spread love so that no one I encounter or that my life touches would have to feel left out or unloved, and then resort into horrible acts of hate like the ones that took place a week ago. These tough times, let’s love even more.
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Here is what Mont Royal in Montreal looks like. The hill gives you the best view point over the city. Fall colors are in full bloom right now. North America really radiates at this season. There are so many fun activities to partake. I’ve enjoyed long walks in my Central Park. I’ll stroll energetically for an hour or two, then go journal and fashion mag read at my regular Starbucks. They often play jazzy tunes so that’s perfect as I jot down on the pages of my Vogue. I love the concept of writing over pretty, trendy images. My thoughts and fashion merges into the greater scheme.
I practice being happy for no reason as is the title of my favorite book. Purchasing that little wisdom packed, second-hand book two years ago upstate New York has ended up really impacting my life. Inviting positivity into my life is simple yet demands a more or less conscious of an effort. When I feel that my mood could get gloomier, I pull out my book and spend some time reflecting and meditating. Being happy starts where you are – things then follow that confirm the sentiment, but nothing or no one will make you happy if you yourself don’t pull it out from within. People and things can help you do that so just ask… I’m here, too.
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