As I write this, I’m laying on my bed watching the rain pour down my window, as thunder booms and lightning flashes across the sky. The first week of September has come and gone and with its arrival came fall weather. In Victoria, thunder and lightning storms occur so infrequently that, when they do, you’ll find most people staring from the windows or standing on their decks, marvelling at the sights and sounds. You’d think that the storms in Toronto and Vancouver would have taken away some of that charm from my eyes, but I still love the feeling I get after hearing that first crack in the sky above me.
This week has been full of ups and downs, with good news and bad news. I spent half of the week walking around with an extra bounce in my step, and the other half holding my breath. The low was realizing that no matter how desperate I am to settle in one place, I may be on the move for a while longer. The high was reviewing and signing a contract I’ve always dreamt of but never imagined I would see in this lifetime. I learned, once again, that the only person you can fully trust is yourself. But I also learned that the people who love you will do anything they can to help you (and that you should treasure those people dearly).
My plans for this weekend are simple: have coffee with friends, write a bit and catch up on sleep. After moving, unpacking, working and going to treatments this week, I need some time to just be. So I’m forgetting about the lows, smiling about the highs and looking forward to whatever is next.
TGIF is a random series that I sort of started and stopped in the spring. I couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted to do with it, until now. While the rest of my posts usually revolve around money or travel, I want TGIF to be a post about what I’m feeling each week and any plans I have for that weekend. This week’s post was easy to write – I had a little storm brewing outside that inspired me. But, while I am a true West Coaster who loves fall weather and the rain, I have to admit it’ll be hard to see this summer go. The last couple weeks have been life-changing. Now I just need to remember to breathe.
So long, summer. Hello, September.
What are you up to this weekend?