Goodbye, November

Dear, November, you brought with you yellow-orange-brown-gold-red crisp leaves and cold weather. Time continues on without my permission. The trees that once bloomed with white flowers are bare now.

Photo taken by StarFire Teja

With you, you also brought life lessons. Be more flexible!, everything seemed to shout at me. Shift your mindset so that you’re not repeating the same and same mistakes again.

Even though I didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo, I kept showing up to blog writing ✍🏽 that is until the last week of November because I felt like I deserved a much, much needed break from EVERYTHING. 


you brought with you some foggy days that reflected my state of mind and spirit. As much as I think I know what I’m doing, for the most part, I was left feeling like I don’t know what I’m doing with my life. 

Some days I know with clarity what I want. Other days, I’m left wondering if the choices I’m making are the best for me. That’s when the fogginess settles in.

Photo taken by StarFire Teja


you were a 5-month milestone of what it means to live outside my comfort zone, to live in a completely new city on my own. 

I can sometimes see what’s coming ahead: a two-week break from work in December & the year 2020.

For now, I’ll accept this fogginess that doesn’t let me see the answers to the important life questions I’m currently grappling with.

If there’s anything fog has taught me is

  • to drive with caution–to slow down,
  • to enjoy the view when there’s no fog because you CAN actually see clear, from a distance,
  • & that foggy day’s aren’t permanent.

Goodbye, November. 🍂

Photo credits & inspiration:

The photos in this post were taken by StarFire Teja over at the StarFire Teja blog. Please support her by following her on Pixabay & on her blog StarFire Teja!

Also please check out her post “StarFire Teja on Pixabay!” where I got the inspiration for this post.

(A while back, when I was really into watching Booktube videos, a booktuber would create “Letter to [insert month]” videos, so I thought it’d be a great idea to do one of these in the form of a blog post.)

Thank you, Teja, for capturing and sharing these beautiful photos on Pixabay for the world to use!

7 thoughts on “Goodbye, November

  1. Andrea
    I love this post and love all the Autumn colours within it. It is a lovely way to say goodbye to a month so full of special moments. Good on you for showing up everyday and blogging, to me that is still part of NaNoWri challenge.
    Hope your December will be just as special xox

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  2. I am slowing down, too. Thanks for your reminder. I fear that if I don’t, the Christmas break will pass without me noticing and then we’ll be back to square one – no days off until Memorial Day weekend (way too long of a wait).

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  3. Dear Andrea,

    Thank you so much for sharing my photos and thank you for all the links, girl… 🙂

    I love this idea of a letter to the month, and your letter is so well-written. Bravo!

    And I relate to your themes of needing to be more flexible and shifting mindsets, and also to the foggy metaphor… I loved reading your lessons about fog, and I think it’s so good that you slowed down and took a break from everything. Good for you that you are accepting the fogginess, I know that’s not easy or comfortable!

    Congrats on the 5-month milestone… perhaps the next 5 months will bring more clarity… I think of clarity as being like the fire element, and fog is more like the water element… Although I much prefer fire, I do acknowledge that water offers us so much! What about you, how do you feel about water and fire?

    Many blessings for your important life questions… May you live yourself joyfully and healthfully into the answers!

    With love and gratitude,

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    • You’re so welcome, Teja! ❤️ I hadn’t thought of the fire/water element connection.. hmmm.. that’s a good point. Thinking of water, I think of “flow” and of that phrase, “let nature run its course”. Thinking of fire, it reminds of me of “rebirth”. Thank you for your kindness & blessings 🙏😊!

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