I love when the seasons start to change – spring and fall. It is that brief period when the leaves are turning just right, it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. It’s like a quick breath of air to celebrate the season that was before, while simultaneously anticipating the adventure the next season will bring.
Life is kind of like that too – a constant change in seasons. Within the last month I’ve closed a chapter of my life (graduating college) and opened a new one (started my first real job). The months to come will continue to be a phase of changes as I leave my comfy college apartment and take on a new world of living alone in a new place.
Experiencing the beginning and end of these chapters has put the entire concept of change into a new perspective for me. I kept finding myself in a struggle between being sad for the season that was ending and wanting to celebrate it all at the same time. And on another hand, I found myself anticipating the new season to come that I forgot all about the one I was still living in.
But, there were a few brief moments that I would find myself right in the middle. Perfectly balanced. Kind of like spring and fall – not too hot and not too cold.
Pausing now and then to look around allowed me to be so gracious for all I experienced during one chapter. But at the same time, allowed me to celebrate the excitement that was headed my way.
It feels good to slow down and look around when the leaves around us are just turning – one way or another. It’s that quick breath of air to celebrate the season before and anticipate the adventures of the seasons to come.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1