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!