On this first day of Spring 2020, it would seem almost everyone on the planet is being presented with the opportunity to embark on a new season of life. For me, while this is a new season, it is very much a continuation of an old season.
Nearly 5 years ago, I left my long time corporate career. At the time, I had several family issues going on, and I was presented with an opportunity to pursue more of my musical journey. Still, it was a difficult decision because I was leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck and benefits for a very unknown world. I have written before that if I had it to do all over again, I’d still make the same decision, and I still maintain that to be true today.
What is different now is that it seems the rest of the planet is being forced to join me on my journey. This new season for me is different in the sense that I am not alone as I walk. Every day I see someone else post about being laid off and not knowing how they will make ends meet. It’s as if the past 5 years have prepared me to help guide the emotions of others as they suddenly find themselves on a very similar path as mine.
We have a choice. We can roll around in angst, or we can accept the way things are and choose to believe that somehow, even if we cannot see how, we will be OK. For the vast majority of us, this is not our life’s end. We will survive. We will figure it out. It may be bumpy, and it may not be the way we would script it, but we will live to tell our children and grandchildren what a marvelous time of growth this season was for us.
Breathe deep my friends; you are going to be just fine!