This very well might be my favorite time of the year. The weather is perfect (unless you are weathering one of the last few hurricanes). It is still shorts weather during the day, but in the evening you can wear a sweatshirt while sitting by a fire. I love the brisk mornings that are cool, but not freezing yet. I feel like over the next few weeks it just keeps getting better. If you live in a place where you are lucky enough to see the leaves changing then it makes this time of year that much more enjoyable.
I have been lucky enough to live in several areas with different climate types, but think I love the places that offer all four seasons. It makes you appreciate each one for what they have to offer. Applying this love of the changing of seasons helps me to realize that there are seasons in life. We have to weather different seasons to change and grow. I think I love the changing seasons because it helps me to be grounded in my life, but also to look to the next season and imagine the possibilities that lie ahead.
It is easier to look at the season we are currently in, but important to remember the seasons you experienced to bring you to where you are now. I am a new addition here at Hattast-ique. While I am not new to the Malabad family, joining the family business was a huge change for me. I feel blessed that I am currently in this season of my life. I get to be a part of a business of incredible people. They are smart, fun, caring, positive, and hard working. This is a new challenge for me and a way to push my comfort zone and grow.
I hope that you not only find joy in the physical changing of seasons, but also the personal changing of seasons. If you are in a season that is happy and full of joy appreciate it and know that it might help you through a tough season. If you are going through a rough time in life, know that it will end and when you come out on the other side you will be stronger and will have changed and grown due to the trials. I do not say these words lightly because I have been through both the good and bad seasons and I know sometimes is so hard to see that it will be a season of joy again, but when it is you will appreciate it because you know that life is not always rainbows, so when it is just embrace it.