Done.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You should begin it serenely and too high of spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Happy October, friends! I return from my blogging hiatus to a new month, a new season, and a new job. 

The transitional time from one job to my current job has taken a lot of head space for me. I’ve not written much. I’ve not been able to see friends much. I’ve not been able to have every day adventures. I tend to focus on my “failures” and think that I should have been able to do more. I wonder how many people I let down because I wasn’t able to do much during the last month. I tend to forget that being in a new place, does not mean that I am failing. I am learning a new pattern. I am learning a new way of balancing life. I am always learning.

What we’re able to do and not do in a day does not matter by the end of the day. Once the day is done the most we can do is forgive ourselves, extend that forgiveness to others, and move on. Tomorrow is another opportunity. Especially when you’re in a transitional space, give yourself the grace you need to re-learn life. It will not help to dwell on how life used to be, or how easy your old routine was for you. Finish the day and be done. Be ready to celebrate tomorrow with a free mind, ready for the new adventures at hand!

I also have a new give away that will be coming at the end of the month. TripRider has offered to give away free app codes to all you Apple users to help plan your new adventures. There will be some physical travel journals included in the give away. I will post details on how to enter next week. The giveaway for the app is available to everyone. The journal giveaway is limited to the US for now for shipping reasons.

I hope that you are able to give yourself grace in all areas of your life. I hope you know that yesterday’s mistakes can be made into lessons, and that you can let go of any regret. I hope you know that transitioning into a new season isn’t failing, it is learning – and learning is always an adventure.

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