Seasons Change: Embrace It Already!

They Do Not Repeat

seasonsIt was about this time last year that I wrote a piece about changing direction in life. I laid out my life plan, one I had had since early childhood, and then carefully explained how it was ripped away and I hit a wall. After licking my wounds, I changed direction. Since then, I have changed direction countless times and it is startling to see how different my life has turned out than I expected.Β Seasons change, they do not repeat.

Though I am happy with my life right now, I will not lie, I still feel a little pang when I think about the romance of digging up the Saharan sands with a trowel and dusting off old relics. Yet seasons change and that one is gone.

Yet, as Autumn approaches (oh it is coming, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are back so it is official) I am reflecting on how the seasonal change will impact my life and trying to pin point what season of life I am in.

Off All The Seasons

I am not sure if I mentioned it before but autumn is my absolute favorite season. There is something a little mystical about it. The trees turning colors, paints the landscapes in ways that seem dreamlike. The air has crispness to it and I manage to always find the scent of some far off bonfire. And I cannot forget to mention that two very important people came into my life in the Fall. First my cat, about six years ago. Then my husband about 5 years ago and when each one waltzed into my life, the season I was in was different.

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seasonsMy cat, Imhotep, came to me at a point of great loneliness and hopelessness. It was a season of emotional drain and exhaustion. But that tiny fur ball was exactly what I needed. The next year, when I met my husband, I was in a season of questioning what I was meant for and what I was good at. I had just started my first semester of graduate school. Although I did not know it then, the people I was about to meet would give me a change in perspective that completely altered the way I looked at the world.

When autumn comes, I tend to become more introspective and pensive. The chilly cloudy days are the perfect excuse to curl up with the aforementioned Pumpkin Spiced Latte and have some quiet me-time. With this deeper level of introspection, I am beginning to navigate the season I am in. It is one of great changes and uncertainty. My hope is that the end of this season will bring a steadiness and soundness to my life.

Seasonal Lessons

After over a year of this stage of life, I could use a little stability. But with each period, as with the annual seasons, we get a lesson. I know the season I am in, of changing jobs, career paths, the state I live in and who I spend time with is all trying to teach me more about who I am and therefore, how to be better.

This season of chaos has shown me that:

  • It is not necessary to wait for tranquility to make changes.
  • I am strong enough to face the unknown. And it has shown me my weaknesses.
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seasonsAs I have mentioned before, I have decided to live intentionally and do my best to become a better person. This season has not always been comfortable and at some points was just plain awful. It has taught me, however, a lot and I intend to bring all the things I have learned into the next season. I hope to get a better grasp on the rest of the lessons I need to learn before my season changes. But then again, our seasons of life last just long enough for us to learn what we need, right?

No matter what season you are in, I wish you good luck. Soak in the easy seasons and dig in deep for the tougher ones. And remember, this will not be forever. Seasons change.

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24 thoughts on “Seasons Change: Embrace It Already!

  1. Love the motivation. We all need a little push sometimes and I always try and get myself out of the slump I sometimes get in. It could last a day, a week or even a month. The sun always makes me feel better so try and get out and enjoy whatever season your in.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Whatever you have to do or think about to get out of your slump, go for it Kari Ann! Thanks for sharing with us! πŸ™‚

  2. Firstly, what an adorable name is imhotep!!
    Secondly, this quote “I am strong enough to face the unknown. And it has shown me my weaknesses.” is something. Great Job
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    1. Ms Claudette

      On Alexis’ behalf, thank you very much for your kind words and for the visiting Momina! πŸ™‚

  3. Nicole Escat

    It’s rainy seasons here. I like this kind of season but sometimes, I don’t especially if there is a typhoon.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Please be safe Nicole, until this season passes and beyond! πŸ™‚

  4. Nina Pingol

    I just love summer. I got a chance to go on a vacation or earn money by working while school is off.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Good for you Nina! So happy for you! πŸ™‚

  5. Well I grew up in Uganda where we only had Rain season and Dry season and maybe maybe the warm season of harvesting. I loved it. Then I came to UK and god season culture shock…what Snow falls on the ground and i cant eat it lime i used t eat the hailstones back home…coz its not clean lol!
    I have learnt to embrace the seasons an I love SPRING coz I am a Spring baby…Well April woot!
    I can say I love change yet I am resisting the fact that my little baby girl just turned 18…WHERE DID THE DANG TIME GO?

    Breath gal breath …Loved this post Claudette!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, they grow up way too fast Julie! You always bring a new perspective to our posts, so thank you again for your visit. πŸ™‚

  6. I’m in a season of change. My oldest just started school for the first time about a month ago. We were both ready for this change, but I’m still settling into the new routine. I need to embrace some things I don’t love about school because I can’t control everything.

    1. Ms Claudette

      No you cannot – control everything so embracing is your best release! Hope your little one had a great time Tiffany! πŸ™‚

  7. Oh this is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome Chei and thank you for visiting. πŸ™‚

  8. I love Fall and decided to start a movement. My goal is to have more months of fall and less of, say summer or winter. Are you in?
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    1. Ms Claudette

      I am so in Carol! πŸ™‚

  9. Elizabeth O.

    There’s no denying that with each season comes change. We never know where life will take us but each season seems to bring something new. I love autumn as well, it will always be one of my favorite seasons. Always so calm and full of warmth.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Seems as if Fall might be the most wonderful time for many. Thanks as always Elizabeth for your great insight. πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      It’s way up there on many people’s list Laura! πŸ™‚

  10. It’s monsoon where I live and it’s a mix of emotions I feel. While I am happy inside the comfort of my home watching the rain pour, it also brings out an unknown sorrow.

    Well, you’ve shown the seasons so beautifully. Thanks.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you for sharing such an interesting perspective Gary! πŸ™‚

  11. [ Smiles ] I live in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; we have two seasons the rainy and the dry.

    Anyway, we all have our favourite seasons and in your case, you love Autumn.

    Where I am concerned, I prefer the rainy season because it is much cooler.

    Seasons do have a way of making us look inside of ourselves (And, contemplation and meditation are good things).

    May you enjoy the transitioning of your season!

    1. Ms Claudette

      On Alexis’ behalf, thank you very much Renard – and do have some crabs and callaloo for me. πŸ™‚

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