Change in Seasons
One of my favorite things about living in New England is the fact that we have four true, distinct seasons. Ok ok so Spring is sometimes debatable but I've found that with each change we're gifted a time to reflect.
Now with that said, it's taken me a good 25 years to truly believe that "everything happens for a reason". Growing up my mother would announce after every (then seemingly) catastrophic event in my teenage life to 'honor your seasons'. At the time I would roll my eyes or laugh or both-- without seeing the bigger picture. But if I didn't go to that school...didn't fail that exam...didn't apply for that job...didn't move to that city...didn't end that relationship...I wouldn't be where I am today.
Earlier this week I was able to reconnect with a good friend of mine, Matt. Over the past few years he has been an amazing sounding board for my "what do I do now" moments. So I jumped at the opportunity to grab lunch while he is back on the East Coast. He won't admit it, but he makes adjusting to change look easy--seriously though go read his latest post. We both have some major changes going on in our professional lives but he managed to bring me back down to earth. If Matt hadn't quit his job...hadn't moved to California...hadn't taken risks...he wouldn't be in the solid place his now. Which reminded me to breathe--that it's ok I didn't get that job...didn't move back to the city quite yet...because
everything happens for a reason---everything has a season.