Unpacking the Winter clothes;
We treat ourselves like seasons. When summer is here we crave for cool airs. When winter sets in we want to go swimming. There are moments when we embrace the season, and moments when we ignore and dislike the weather.
This image applies to ways from my point of view; we are never settled with ourselves (in a negative way, not in a healthy way) and, we don’t take in what/who is around us.
There are always ups and downs in life, common sense right? Yet, every time we get to the ‘downs’ there we are in the slumps wondering why we let ourselves give in to something that would allow us to feel this way. Then, we get back on track of the ‘ups’ and we see that without the feeling of being miserable we would not ever fully feel the feeling of the highest high. Yeah, yeah, yeah you’ve heard it all before, but what is wrong with a friendly reminder?
“Now is the time in your life to make mistakes, but only if you learn from them or else they aren’t lessons they stay mistakes.”
Well into my 20th year, this quoted advice is what I need to hear. I feel like almost every choice I make, from the smallest choices like what to eat to the biggest choices like what am I going to do with my life, they are “wrong”. Mistakes. To be that hard on myself is the worse thing I could do to myself right now. For many reasons. Instead of making a choice and ignoring it, I need to realize what I have chosen and approach it with a confidence that there is biggest, best forgiveness already done for my mistakes.
Why shut down when things aren’t being shown to me the way that I want to? The majority of the time things won’t go my way, and if I were to run away from this feeling-do things that would make me never feel the sadness, anxieties, and fears again. Even though this is impossible, there are still ways we can stand for a stress free life. Close ourselves from others, spend time away from friends, never leave 4 walls of comfort. Not a life you usually fantasize.
It’s not what I picture when I think of a lifestyle I would want to embrace.
Yes I may get a tougher skin, and taste of bitterness in my mouth from the major downs in my life…but it’s up to me to wash the taste out of my mouth, move on and know I may be tasting it again sometime soon. But what sweet tastes I will enjoy also!
I need to embrace my season, even though it may be cold I need to see the beautiful There is springtime waiting on the other side and even then there will be cold days.