Hi Everyone! It's December yippee! I can't believe the holidays are already upon us! Can you? Have you finished your Christmas shopping or just getting started? If you need ideas still you can check my last blog post!
Today I am bringing back my #coffeeshopthoughts where I talk about other things besides fashion & lifestyle! The topic I want to talk about today has been on my heart for awhile but even more recently. As you see from the title it's "expiration dates" and no I am not talking about your milk going off haha. But I am realizing recently more and more that there are expiration dates on certain parts of your life. And there are different ways of thinking about it, some people talk about in the way of seasons of life that come and go.
But I like saying expiration dates more because seasons come and go but they also come back each year where some parts of life never do come back again. This is a complex idea but to give example I am finishing up my last days of College. My time at the University I am going too is dwindling down and that chapter of life will be gone soon. When it's gone like an expiration date it's gone and I can't reenter it. It has been part of me for 4.5 years and it is hard to allow that chapter to close and move forward into a new one. I remember when I was starting college I was so afraid of that transition going from high school into college and I am feeling the same now leaving college and entering adult life. I very much enjoyed my time at college, I learned so much about my self and evolved and grew, I also gained so much knowledge I can use in my future career, and also lost some of my naiveness about the world.
I know change and transition is different for everyone but I am not particularly good at it and never have been. I am a very sentimental person so it takes time for me to allow the transition into my life. I tread slowly I never just jump right in. I am not really a go with the flow and go with what comes type of person. I like to anticipate and plan so I am not badly surprised by things. But I am learning that life doesn't really allow that. That good and bad things that happen in life usually don't follow any plan or anything you've set in place or rhyme or reason. They also give you no warning or hint they will happen.
A quote I heard recently that really spoke to me that I am going to try to live by instead of trying to plan each part of my life is from Harry Potter of course haha it's " No good sitting, worrying about it, What's coming will come, and We'll meet it when it does" -Hagrid. This hit my heart because instead of sitting and worrying about what will come (something I do frequently) instead live and when it comes if it does then you'll meet it then. Everything that has happened to me in the past year + has been unexpected, has been about certain parts of life ending, and entering new beginnings, and the hardship and growth in between.
If you are entering new parts of life and struggling about letting go of that chapter you were just in, you aren't alone. I am struggling with it and I am sure many people are too. I am still learning to accept this idea of certain moments in life having an expiration date but I am trying to enter into it with an open heart and mind.
Talk to you all soon!
ps holiday outfits are coming soon!!