Seasons

I often hear people talk about focus like people are simple beings. Wouldn’t it be great if we only loved one thing, one person, one activity, wouldn’t life be so much simpler? But the difficulty lies in loving many. Most of us have many interests and things we would like to do, in order to become a master in something you must choose, so they say. By saying yes to only one thing, we are saying no to everything else. People do that when they get married, but how many actually do stay married? Nowadays people don’t even stay still in the same state they live. People change, learn, evolve, mature, and with that, their passions and desires change too. I have changed so much.

Photo by Anthony Delanoix

Photo by Anthony Delanoix

The path isn’t linear, not for most of us. It requires us to deviate many times, to try, experiment and taste first. We dabble with something as a kid, then something else as a teen, we graduate in one subject to then find out we don’t want that, we try something else. The constant search is part of being human. If we were born with everything figure out, what would be the point? That’s what machines are for. They are created for one thing, and they do that thing. I think we are meant to do more. And because of that, I agree with the quote “there are seasons for everything”. A season we tried painting, a season we tried sports, a season we wanted to be lawyers, a season we want to raise our children, etc.. living life one season at a time is the happy middle, in my opinion. Focus each season in doing what matter most, but remember, it’s ok to change. If perhaps you do find something you love, that you never want to let go, hold on dear to it, but keep in mind, nothing stays still. And I promise I’m not going to say “winter is coming” :)

Thanks for reading.

B.

Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.
— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass