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Vest: Old Navy (option) (option) | Top: Forever 21 (option) (option) | Jeans: NY&Co (option) | Boots: MIA (exact) | Scarf: Forever 21 (option) | Belt: Target (option)
As we all know, we are headed into a new season. And as much as I am ready for spring and all it has to offer, I must admit that I am going to miss all the things that winter brings; the holidays, layering clothes, football, scarves, hot chocolate, girl scout cookies, fires in the fireplace and the list goes on.
As I was editing these pictures it reminded me that this was probably going to be one of the lasts "winter/fall" looks that I will post for the next several months. Recently, we've seen more warm days in Texas than cold ones.
This outfit also shed some light as to what I wanted to write about. It's so wild to think a simple outfit can stir up so many deep thoughts.
Truthfully, this post was going to be geared towards marriage; how marriage travels through different seasons and if you don't adapt to the so called seasons, the marriage will fail. The more I sat and stewed on the idea, the more my thoughts broadened. I said to myself, "Wait a minute here", seasons aren't just about weather or a marriage, seasons are the epitome of life in general.
As much as I want to dive into a little matrimony talk, the subject today falls into a million categories for a million people. I felt it would be unfair and unjust to chat about seasons in a marriage when it's just a small triangle from life's pie.
Seasons change every three months, but we always know that one comes to an end; it will return again next year. We know somewhat how it's going to play out, but it can throw us a curve ball every now and then. For instance, we know that with winter we are going to need some essentials; a coat, some boots, a scarf and hat to stay warm, but we never know when and if a blizzard is going to hit until a few days before and there isn't always enough time to prepare for the storm. But somehow we manage. We get through the said storm and we learn from it, so if it happens again we will have the knowledge to know what we need to make it through.
Like weather/seasons, life can surprise us day by day. What's important to remember is how we choose to adapt to it. Figure out ways to embrace it. Learn how to handle it next time. Get excited about it. Most importantly, learn from it.
More of the analogy:
More of the analogy:
We are going to have moments of frigid cold, an ice storm if you will.
Moments where it's hot and steamy (wink wink).
Moments that change colors or completely fall from a "tree".
And hopefully countless moments that are just simply light and breezy.
Moral of the analogy:
Sometimes seasons suck and we are so ready to move on. We patiently anticipate brighter and warmer days, but without seasons there would be no life. Leaves must fall. Sometimes trees are bare. Flowers tend to always bloom. And at the end of the day, we must remember that the sun will shine again.
Facts of the analogy:
No matter what life season(s) you are dealing with right now:
There is a lesson to be learned. A memory to be embedded. Think about it. Think about your seasons of joy, heartache or just plain confusion. What did it teach you? I bet that any terenchal weather that you've experienced taught you something. Made you stronger. Wiser. More equipped for next time.
I personally feel as though I have been through a thousand seasons in my thirty-four years of life. One has taken me into a deep depression. Many have brought tears of joy and sadness. Several were serious life lessons. Countless of them have made me stronger, more aware and prepared. But the toughest ones brought me closer to God.
I feel that I have talked in circles today and made a shiz ton of analogies, but sometimes that is how I think. At the end of the day, I just want to reach out to as many people so we can all be reminded that we have to face our own seasons as best as we can. Whether we are ready for them or not, they will come.
Take the analogy with you:
Embrace your seasons. Learn from them. Grow from them. Share them with others.
Realizing that we are not alone and that seasons WILL pass can hopefully provide comfort to those going through crappy ones at the present time.
P.S. This outfit was inspired by my friend, Amy. Go see how she wore a similar look!
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