This Season of Life

Years from now, I won't remember that I skipped a run on Friday evening. But I will remember taking Bane for a long walk to the Duck Pond.


Years from now, I won't remember going months without seeing flat land. But I will remember hiking the Cascades.


Years from now, I won't remember that I stayed up until nearly midnight desperately trying to finish my homework before the deadline. But I will remember that being a civil engineer means getting to spend a 3-hour class outside on a gorgeous fall day.


Years from now, I won't remember that despite only having 725 square feet of living space, I couldn't manage to keep it remotely clean. But I will remember the animal friends that it allows me to visit on a daily basis.


Years from now, I won't remember the grade I got on my fluid mechanics test. But I will remember taking running study breaks just to see the maroon and orange leaves.


This season may not be the easiest, but it is the prettiest.

How are you making the most of your season in life?

14 comments :

  1. What a great reminder to LIVE life instead of obsessing over the stuff that really doesn't matter. I love this post!

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  2. So pretty!! I wish we had an actual fall here... And no, I don't remember the days I spent studying in grad school, but I do remember all the run road trips we took and late nights doing nothing! Live it up :)

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  3. So so true!!! Those will be the things you'll remember in the years to come :) Gosh these pictures make me want to be at Tech SO much! Got a free weekend anytime soon?!!! :P

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  4. what a fabulous post, and a great reminder to enjoy life rather than just get through it. i love your animal friends! keeping houses and apartments clean is no joke, no matter the size! can't imagine having a bigger house, i can barely keep this one clean.

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  5. Great pictures and you're so right, we won't remember the small stressful things but instead the beautiful scenery! I'm doing lots of walks outside to take advantage of the season and seasonal soups have become my new go to

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  6. How gorgeous are your surroundings! I mean, seriously. *insert heart eyes here*

    It's so important to remember these things, they are the ones that really count.

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  7. Beautiful scenery! Thanks for the reminder to stop and enjoy the moment :)

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  8. Tracy, I love this post so much. It kinda gave me goosebumps to read it. What beautiful snapshots. So glad you're able to take some time out of the hustle and bustle to just enjoy the simple things in life :)

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  9. This is an awesome post with photography that's just as gorgeous! I'm very big into taking note of the little things, so this was an absolute perfect reminder to just seek out the positive more often. Thanks for that, girl!

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  10. I love this post so much and the whole concept! Also I've been distracted from blog land for a while so I didn't see the change to your design, love it!

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  11. This is so sweet. Sounds like you know what really matters. :)

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  12. Such pretty pictures- and you definitely have the right kind of mind set :)

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  13. I'm all about living life right now and not fretting the little things. Thanks for the reminder :)

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