The Winter Song

There is always a deep amount of sober thoughtfulness that comes in me with the change of seasons. When lazy monsoon afternoons turn into lively fall evenings. When the grey forecast is replaced by bright sunrays. When the never-ending rain suddenly reveals it does, in fact, has an expiration date. And when the season that changed your life in so many ways falls away with the leaves on the trees and becomes just another memory to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night.

Welcome Winter, I missed You.

I spent sometime today hearing a friend and understanding a transition that one can have from one season of our lives to the next, certain things don’t survive: mindsets, careers, people, incompetancies and imperfections. And I wanted to pause deliberately and give my 2 cents: Are these things just like our wardrobe? That we decide what to keep, what gets to make the move with us from one era into the next, and what gets discarded because it no longer fits! Many times in life, it is right at the moment that we begin to get comfortable and everything starts shifting spinning again.

It is during these moments of life that we have a choice: Go with the flow, release what WAS, and embrace what IS, or stubbornly cling to yesterday, all the while denying the present and delaying the future.

I would say – Do Not Stop There. But as you prepare for a new season of life, please switch your raincoats with a brand new winter-fall collection. Trade your imperfections and start rocking them. Life created only one you for ALL TIME. How amazing is that?  It is my hope that this will be the season you walk the runway of life boldly and confidently, casting off anything standing in your way.

With comforting cold weather just around the corner, what better time to let our negative mindsets FALL and put our most fabulous selves on display? Leave the gloomy rains behind and embrace winter not just with our new sweaters and shoes and fashion…but with new attitudes and enthusiasm and passion. The next level requires a certain amount of sacrifice, but when you are meant for Great – A Good should no longer suffice. -_-

So c’mon… Fear is SO last season! Make your new wish list, your next goal, plan this quarter.  Figure out what you want to give away and what you want to keep and boldly take the leap.

The Future awaits.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs


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