the shifting season's edition | september 22nd 2021

the hush waves goodbye to summer with some fall music to finish

I feel the seasons shift. I feel myself long for the layers and thicker blankets. I crave seeking the warmth in cold. I have learned that humans change with the weather. We shift with the seasons - strange how personal climate can be, how moods alter based on temperature. I have never been a summer man. Never enjoyed the weight of heat and I find myself dragging through the summer months. As fall approaches, I feel a familiar sense of alive. It is incredible still how we are lucky enough to have a preference. To be different and be attracted to the different parts of nature. Of life. To find people who like the same but are still monumentally different. What is your favourite season and why? I am a fall fellow, loving the way the cold feels and the scent of the air. There is something romantic about the early dark and the way fog finds its way to us. We are humans, uniquely pulled in by different parts of this world. Let us lay claim to what we love and love it without shame. Be it a season. Be it another human. Be it the way the sun sets on Wednesdays. Be it castles. Be it whatever the hell it is. Love it and never stop doing so.

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Trailing lately. Falling behind myself and finding it hard to keep up with the general aspects of living. Today, I wanted to shed a light on mental health and do a check-in. How are you? Not a brushed off okay or a wishy-washy I’m fine, how are you? The world is still trying to find its rhythm and I find myself lost in its groove more often than I am found within it and I know I am not alone. This last year has been a blur that seems to be catching up with me all at once. The missing and the longing, the wanting and needing all coming full steam ahead. I am finding repair in the routine. Waking up and having a structure. I am finding healing in the certainty. The knowing of where I am going and what I am doing. I feel lots of us are so out of sync with this world right now, lost in the shuffle of self and not knowing who or what we are. It is a stage of relearning. A remembrance that we are not alone no matter how alone we feel and most importantly that we are humans with big dumb feelings that are sometimes REALLY dumb and reek of cheese. There is nothing sadness loves more than that cheddar. We too often hunt for validation for something that doesn’t need to be validated. Today you might feel shitty. Throw on your favourite movie, eat some snacks and forget there is a world outside of the window. There are two important things I have found helpful these last few months. Taking a break and building some routines. A little tiny routine like rowing as soon as I wake up or listening to a happy song before going into a store or watching a Disney movie every Tuesday. You get the gist. Treat yourself how you deserve to treated, with kindness and love. If we were all agents or spies or something, I would totally be all like, your assignment this week is to love yourself Agent Hamhands. We ain’t though so I will just say, love yourself and let’s all give each other agent names and consider downloading a walkie-talkie app for fun and fake missions. Enjoy the last slither of your weekend, homies.

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a hush edition featuring adventures and roadtrip music

Homies! Today we’re taking a journey through pictures and then I am going to share a poem and some tunes and then exit awesomely. Imagine I front flipped through a window, that is the sort of exit we are talking about. Cool.

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Proper tunes these are!

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