It’s All Transitory
15/09/2012 § 8 Comments
Meaning: not permanent
“transitory periods of medieval greatness“
Origin: late Middle English: from Old French transitoire,
from Christian Latin transitorius, from transit- ‘gone across’
Wearing: GANT shirt (similar), H&M skirt (similar idea) and belt (similar),
Cooperative tassel skimmer, Bag by San Fernando Valley Mercantile
Lips: NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl
Photos taken by Jenna Rosebery in Madison Square Park
There’s been a snap in the weather in New York that arrived this week like an old familiar friend. It was that moment when the endless sun-filled possibilities of summer darken — just a bit — and you realize that it’s only a matter of days before the leaves will be gone and you start to pull on clothes you’ve forgotten you have. While the California girl in me will always want it to be just a little warmer and sunnier outside, since moving to New York I’ve really come to value the transitional seasons of fall and spring — two seasons that Los Angeles distinctly lacks.
Fall is a time for introspection — it isn’t hopeful and promising in the same way that spring is. There are no fuzzy spring chicks or pretty buds, but rather falling leaves and ripening apples that can cause your thoughts wander to the areas in your own life that have changed, will be changing, or need to be changed. Definitely over the last few weeks of my own life, this has been this case. With the emphasis on the spring of 2013 during fashion week, the fact that we are in for a stretch of colder weather, a few more holidays, a new year and yet another birthday of mine, came into sharp focus. I’ve also been met with some pretty big changes in my professional and personal life that I’m currently navigating.
Taking a step back from it all, the word “transitory” repeatedly came to my mind, and how we are forever in transit, forever navigating, and while changes can range from the annoying to the downright painful, it helps to remember that constant motion forward. Not to mention the friends, family members and colleagues who are there to help us along the way. But most importantly, keep in mind that you are completely in charge of yourself. While we can’t control what happens to us, we definitely can control how we react. So don’t ever forget to drive your own bus.
With that, please join me in welcoming fall!