Motivation Monday: Albert Camus

As the weather cools down, many people start to feel a downturn in their mood. The mornings and evenings are darker for longer and the cold starts to seep into homes. Cooler weather, though, doesn’t have to get you down. This is the time of year to embrace coziness, try out some new teas, and invest in slippers (really, they’ll change your life). A change in perspective might be all you need to have a positive experience with the fall and winter. Albert Camus, a French writer and existentialist, takes a rather beautiful view of fall:


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”


If you are persistently feeling sad or anxious, please make an appointment with CAPS. The services are free and the counselors are able to help with a wide variety of mental health concerns.


  1. Never mind that. What’s going on with you and Heath? Annabelle pulled a little wide-eyed innocence out of her rusty bag of college acting skills. What do you mean? Business. Don’t give me that. We’ve been friends too long. She switched to a furrowed brow. He’s my most important client. You know how much this means to me. Molly wasn’t buying it. I’ve seen the way you look at him. Like he was a slot machine with triple sevens tattooed on his forehead. If you fall in love with him, I swear I’ll never speak to you again. Annabelle nearly choked. She’d known Molly would be suspicious, but she hadn’t expected an outright confrontation. Are you nuts? Setting aside the fact that he treats me like a flunky, I’d never fall for a workaholic after what I’ve had to go through with my family. Falling in lust, however, was an entirely different matter. He has a calculator for a heart, Molly said. I thought you liked him.

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