I continue to be amazed at how much can change in one year. I have seen this over and over again in my life, but it's still shocking how much things can change and be different in that year.
This year is no different.
I look back at my memories on Facebook (thanks Facebook) and I see that this time last year, I was in final preparation mode for my wedding. This year, I am in final preparation mode for selling my house. By myself.
Nobody could have prepared me for what was to come following my wedding. No one could've prepared me for this summer. And nobody could've prepared me for just how life altering others' decisions can be.
The beauty of life, however, is that these changes are often necessary for us to grow into who we are truly meant to be. Difficult situations are not fun to go through, by any means. But they help us see that we are stronger than we believe and we can persevere.
We all have different seasons in our lives. There are seasons of growth, seasons of despair, and seasons of pure joy. And it's how we navigate through those seasons that really make us who we are.
For instance, do you fall apart when you're in a season of despair? Or do you find an inner strength that you didn't know you had to help you get through that season?
How about those seasons of joy? Are you humble? Or do you rub it in people's faces?
And those seasons of growth. I know those can often be the most difficult to go through, especially because you don't always see what the outcome will actually be. How do you handle those? Do you roll with the punches? Or do you fall apart when something doesn't go your way, or the way that you think it should, or the way that you want it to?
Yes, I know it is so cliché, but it is so true that you can tell who a person is by how they react to the different seasons in their lives.
I've gone through a lot of different seasons this summer, and I know it's just beginning. And while people continue to tell me that I am handling the situation with grace, I know that I haven't always been or reacted the best.
But I'm finding my way, slowly but surely. And I know I will come out of this so much stronger than I ever thought possible.
Stay tuned for my post next week, where you will get a little more insight to exactly what happened this summer.
Have a beautifully blessed week!
With love and wellness,