This time last year, I couldn't have known I'd be engaged. Actually, all I could think about was passing MBA Econ and Business Research Methods. I remember starting the month saying, November, please be good to me. 2015 was full of awesome wonder from going to Paris and other amazing travels, but it also presented its fair share of disappointment.
This time last year, I learned how to be a member of November, and that's what I'm hoping you gather from this blog. After my September birthday, I'd decided that my 26-year-old-self was in need of some major changes. I purchased a prayer journal and it changed my life! I was two months in when November hit. The month of thankfulness helped me conquer a few more of my new year's resolutions, i.e, stop shopping. Ha! Seems quite unimportant, but it was my way to minimalism and soul gratification. I learned to be thankful for what I already have. Instead of buying that new outfit for a major event, I wore something in my closet that already had memories of its own from previous wear. I enjoyed the moment with friends and family instead of worrying about my attire. I realized, it is not what you wear on your back, but what you wear on your heart that makes you a member of November.
November is more than a month of Thanksgiving. It is a time to be present. As I look outside at this current moment, the leaves are falling as a reminder that we must all adapt to change and be willing to let go of a few things in our lives as trees do with their leaves. It doesn't make the fallen leaves bad. It just makes the ground a little more stable and colorful. So, regain your grounding this month. Finish out whatever few new year's resolutions you gave up on in 2016. Prepare for what is to come. I couldn't have known, I'd graduate with my MBA or be engaged or interview for my dream job at NPR, but it happened. I couldn't have known that all these positive things would be coming my way if I hadn't become a member of November! To be present is to be grateful for the moment that is.
I no longer have to tell November to be good to me because it presents some of my fondest memories. It’s at this time that I finish out the year with a full awareness of my year of blessings and resolve the rest of my own 2016 resolutions.
I have to say that today kicked off an array of emotions as I picked up a symbolic piece of my life, my bridesmaid's dresses. I couldn't have known that this is what I'd be doing during this time! I'm grateful and open to what else being a member of November entails!
So be still my faithful blog reader, your November Membership comes with a lot of cool experiences that require a present mind, body, and soul!
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