I first encountered the phrase “seasons of life” a few years ago. Before then it just wasn’t something used by the people I knew. Maybe it’s a regional thing. But once I heard it, I liked how nicely it fit with so many things.
In many ways, it gave me permission to prioritize my life in a way that would best suit my family. For example, I have been a Girl Scout leader for three straight years. Pumpkin Girl really likes me being a leader and I like it, too. But now, in this season of my life, I need a break. I need to focus on other things. It is OK for me not to be a GS leader (I say to myself) because what Pumpkin needs from me right now is to be a ballet mom. (That’s like a soccer mom, but you know, with miniature ballerinas with buns and pink tights in the back of the minivan, not sweaty soccer players.)
Sometimes life seasons are long, other seasons are short.
Funny enough, blogging seems to be seasonal for me, too. I’d love to be one of those bloggers who blog daily (or more!), but that never seems to work out for me. I don’t know where my time goes every day – it’s like I wake up, eat lunch, then go to bed. The days fly by. It just hasn’t been a season for blogging lately. I haven’t even gotten around to changing my blog header to one more…seasonally appropriate.
But the good news is, I feel a change of seasons coming on…