Season: a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature. This was the most fitting definition for today’s post so thank you Merriam-Webster.
We all have our favorite seasons – winter, spring, summer, or fall. But what about the seasons of life? What happens when it’s not your “season,” and self encouragement dwindles?
Speaking candidly, my current season is not at it’s best. We’ll say I’m in winter but I’d prefer summer. And last week I hit a pivotal moment.
Since having my baby girl in February, I have been a domestic engineer over the last nine months. That means no job that I clock into, but still “working” this thing called life. As I have mentioned before, we have three kids and own two businesses. I’ll let you fill in the blanks.
Quite honestly, it has been tough. This past week I started to feel like I wasn’t making any good strides professionally – as I reenter the workforce- and low self-esteem and lack of self encouragement was turning into self pity and shame.
Then I started to pick on myself. But one of my girls told me quickly “You have tell that (self pity and shame) heffa she gotta go. Kick her right out the door. She ain’t welcome here.”
So I did. I kicked her out the door and welcomed my new friend “you got this.” She’s cute and much nicer.
In most cases, challenging circumstances or seasons don’t last. They tend to pass and make us stronger and wiser anyway.
Now . . . fast forward a week later and my best foot is right in front of me. I have also relearned the importance keeping your head up through the tough times; we’re our biggest cheerleaders and supporters. And more importantly, there’s beauty in every season:
–Winter is cold, but the first dust of snow is quite delightful.
–Spring brings showers, but our days are lighter and brighter.
–Summer is hot, but a sunset is always breathtaking and amazing.
–Fall brings leaves galore, but the colors are bountiful and beautiful.
Be thankful for the seasons.
Because the sun always comes out after the rain . . .