I’m learning to enjoy the seasons of life.

There’s still a good chunk of summer left, but I always find myself getting a little sad as I start to observe the sun setting earlier and earlier as the year goes on.

I know I say this every single year, and I mean it every single year, but 2018 really has been the best year of my life thus far. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that seasons are more than just okay – seasons are beautiful! It is okay if something lasts for years. It is okay if something lasts for a few months. It is okay if something lasts for a few days, or even a handful of hours.

I believe I am the master of my fate, and I also believe that things unfold exactly as they are meant to. The serendipitous timing of the events in my life is sometimes so incredible that I can hardly believe it myself. Every single season, no matter how long or short it is, is here for a reason. It is up to me to get all the juice out of it as I can, learn as much as I am able, and apply that new knowledge to life moving forward.

Yes, summer is ending. I’m getting excited for fall, though – the kiddos are back in school, so campsites should be more readily available. And there will be less bugs flying around and biting me on hikes! San Diego can still be quite warm in the fall, but it’s fun to bust out the cozy sweaters and have lazy evenings indoors.

As I get older, I really can’t believe how quickly the years go by. But I’m choosing to use this awareness to really be present and enjoy every single season as much as I can. Because before I know it, it’ll be onward and upward to the next one!

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