Today, I am – Excited

Welcome to my twelfth ‘Today, I am -‘ positivity post. If you are new to this series, check out the first post to know more about it. Or, you can read the previous one here.

“When the now seems bleak, look forward to ‘what can be’ and ‘will be’ with excitement to escape.” – This Scribbler Mum

It really is here.

The leaves are changing… falling. The sun sets earlier and the moon stays for longer. The sky is more grey than blue. The air is getting colder and colder… and the list just goes on and on.

Yes, you guessed it right. I’m not too keen on the summery weather ending and the winter cold coming. It’s like, as the days get darker, my mood likes to follow suit.

When I started this positivity series, it was at the start of summer – when I was very excited and happy about the bright sunny weather. It inspired me to think more positively. Now that autumn is here, as I feel the air change, I also feel my mood change into something less vibrant… and that’s not a good thing.

I realized, I am letting my positivity series down because I’m letting the change of seasons dictate whether I should feel happy or sad. I mean, the whole point of this series is to give yourself a small dose of positivity to counteract negativity, right? If there’s a time when I should practice this more, it’s now.

And so today, as I finally accept that this year’s summer is over, I think it’s only fitting to pick what I was feeling at the start of summer as my ‘Today, I am’ word…

Today, I am – excited.

Even though I don’t like having to wear thick, heavy coats, I am excited about the upcoming holidays. I am excited about Halloween as it is another excuse for me to bake more. I am excited about what my little girls will dress up as and how different it will be, now that my youngest is already able to run after her big sister.

I’m excited about the Christmas preparations. The decorating of the house with all the festive ornaments and lights with both my little girls already joining in. The festive atmosphere that the Christmas season brings. Listening to Christmas songs. And again, it is another excuse for baking.

Besides the holidays, I am excited about looking forward to spring and summer again. I am excited about looking forward to being able to do the things that I wanted to do last summer but didn’t get the chance to. And I am excited about having this season and the next, to prepare for those things and make sure that I get to do them when the warmer weather comes around.

When daily life feels mundane, it’s very easy to feel like it’s so boring and depressing. It’s easy to forget that now leads to what’s ahead. Just because it will take some time to get there, we focus too much on the idea that we have to wait for it. But instead of spending now, just waiting, go get ready! Look forward and be excited!

Sometimes, a little excitement is all you need in your life…

Sometimes, all you need is a little reminder to be – excited.


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17 Replies to “Today, I am – Excited”

  1. I’m excited about autumn too but it’s because it signifies my favorite holidays, spending time with family and reflecting on the year and making plans for the next year. I’m excite to remember how much my children have grown, developed as individuals, and what the future holds for us as a family.

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  2. I’m beyond excited now that it’s fall because I love the holidays and the fact school will be over soon! I love Halloween and being able to eat pumpkin pie, this is my favorite time of the year. The weather is also a favorite of mine, don’t let the weather get you down but do take time for yourself if you’re not feeling as positive as you want. Take care of you first!

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  3. I love the idea of this series as I can definitely relate to experiencing a bit of seasonal mood shifts too. I find getting out in nature helps me quite a bit to accept that the days are shorter and colder…. it’s especially been tough this week with the big chill! Love that your posts are about focusing on what you’re looking forward to rather than dreading about this season!

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  4. I really enjoyed this read because I am that person – the one who gets incredibly down during the winter period. I find it so long and the dark evenings really do affect my mood at times. My husband and I always say that if we ever get that winning lottery ticket we will follow the sun! So I’m going to try and put a positive spin on this and like you focus on the good stuff like Christmas and try to find the joy! #DreamTeam

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