Hello August!

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day. ~ Donald G. Mitchell

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
Henry David Thoreau

Here comes the month we all dread in some way. Personally I think its one of the hottest and busiest months of the year between everyone starting school, the weather reaching record highs and everyone is back from vacation ready to become hard asses all over again. Therefore one of the most hectic months in my experience. It’s the storm of summer ending before the wonderful calm of fall.

Even though August is rough, I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to welcome in autumn this year! Nothing exciting is really happening to me except I get to go see the Arctic Monkeys in October, which I’m sure will be indescribably awesome, but its my favorite season for a reason. What with the colors and the weather and the wonderful mood people tend to be in. In school life it’s still the beginning of the year, so everyone has fresh minds and are relatively excited to learn. In regards to the weather, it’s so cool and lovely in some places on this earth that if anyone is lucky enough to live somewhere, where their fall is colorful and crisp, they are the luckiest people alive.  There isn’t a better time, in my humble opinion, to sit outside with a chai tea or a strong cup of coffee and read a book or take photos of the breath-taking beauty. Some of my best moments were held in the fall, one of the most significant being my time in Florence, Italy. I don’t think I’ll ever recover from those three months. They were the most awe inspiring three months of my life. Being able to travel is a gift we shouldn’t take for granted. That trip was in 2011 and I’ve been trying to figure out how to get over there, for even longer this time. Alas, I am still here in Texas….. but only momentarily! The tentative dream is to indefinitely backpack around Europe when my lease is up. However, there is a lot that needs to happen before this can take place and therefore I am making a very firm attempt at focusing on each day one at a time.

I therefore declare today a celebration of fall and travel and all that entails as well as living each day one at a time in order to stay in our reality. This also can remind us to make the reality we want and not wait around for something to happen.

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” [Indian Summer]” ― William Cullen Bryant

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