Balance is so important to feeling happy and as I’m struggling to find balance these past several days, I’ve been thinking about the different seasons we all go through.
Several years ago I started reading the Maggie Whitley Designs blog where Maggie occasionally talks about the seasons of life we all experience. The first time I read her perspective on looking at where you are in life as a season rather than a permanent situation, I immediately identified with the mindset. It’s a reminder that if you love the season you’re in, cherish it. If you’re not happy where you are, remember this is a season and no season is permanent but each is necessary for growth. (tweet it!)
“remind yourself that seasons exists for a reason, and their ebb & flow is critically important to your growth. They may only last for a week, a month, or a year — but allow yourself the grace and flexibility to view your season as an opportunity for change.”
When I think about the season I’m in, the word transition repeatedly comes to mind. In the last two years, I’ve become married, made two cross-country moves, experienced job hunting and career networking in two new states, and finally started my own business. These experiences have all been incredibly liberating, offered huge opportunities for growth, and have given me the opportunity to closely analyze my future, long-term aspirations.
And so I remind myself: it’s good to feel the pendulum teetering and in that phase of deciding whether or not to find balance. Because leaving your comfort zone and accepting that you’re in a moment of transition means that you’re accepting of change and growth.
Remembering that seasons of life exist for a reason and that we’re growing from our culmination of all the ups and downs, is so liberating! It has me thinking that maybe this feeling of imbalance is a sign that I’m between seasons right now. That a major transition is about to happen and a new season may soon begin.