In life we have different seasons, different directions we end up going, different episodes of people that enter in and out – some that stay until death, some that enter and stay for a few seasons and leave for others then end up re-entering our lives. Mind you, I’m not talking about the seasons of the year. I’m talking about life seasons. Some people say that the seasons of life come in segments of ten but I tend not to agree – I think life seasons vary depending on what’s going on in life. We could be in one season for years, and sometimes we might go through that one seasons in one year. Maybe there are larger seasons and small seasons. I’m not really sure. I have been putting a lot of thought into this lately. We have seasons of growth, seasons of change, seasons of reasoning and seasons of letting go. There are seasons of discovery, seasons of mercy and seasons of grace. Seasons of hard times and seasons of blessings. Seasons of marriage and seasons of parenting, at least for some of us, not all. Through all of our seasons we learn a little bit more about ourselves within patience, within faith and our will & strength.
Looking back on this year and the seasons I have experienced and am experiencing … it really makes me think. At the beginning of 2010 there was so much talk of how 2010 was going to be AMAZING, Different than all the other years….A year for change. For me, 2010 has not been a year of AMAZING if you look at the big picture, its been a rough one, a frustrating one, one of making mistakes, falling down and getting back up. A few weeks ago I was journaling about what a let down 2010 has been with all the expectations that there were for it. But, when I really think about it, it has been different than the other years, and a year for change but on a much deeper level. The seasons I have experience within this last year has created a change in me, a growth within life. Through all of the hurt, frustrations, mistakes, etc. I learned a LOT about me, my life, my priorities became clear and inline, and something that I can’t explain happened within myself. I have learned an unbelievably deep gratefulness for life, my marriage and my passions. A greater appreciation for my husband, my family and those that are close to me and support me. Discovered a deeper passion for helping other’s build their businesses and clientele, more than I did before. Overall, I have realized that I’m so blessed with those around me, and the gifts I have been so blessed with.