A New Season. A New Vision
As I look at the "seasonal" changes in my life, they have mostly been extreme in nature.
I am not sure why this is just now dawning on me, but it is a reality I think I am getting used to.
Extreme seasonal changes get our attention. Everyone talks about it. Quick adjustments are made and we often need help.
In 2009, I enrolled in my Life Coaching certification program. I launched my business in 2010 when the kids and I moved to Austin. On July 4th!
This “season” of life came after my divorce, leaving our home in NM and creating a new life in Austin. Extreme change. Numerous adjustments and we needed help and support.
As I launced my business, I needed to decide on a name. I prayed and reflected and listened. I knew we were in transition and I had a deep sense of hope. We all wanted a new life. New opportunities. We would be in a new home, new school, new community.
I began to see it. Envision it. Dream a little.
The name made itself known.
New Season New Vision Life Coaching. With a branch logo to represent new growth, new life, like a flourishing tree. It fit.
Eleven years later…..
Here I am in July, entering into another new season. It has sprung up on me. Again.
· My two young adults have moved out of my house and are making a new home in Colorado. And as quadruplets, this is the first time they will be living in separate states.
· I am building a new home and moving soon.
· My work community it changing leadership.
Extreme “seasonal” change all at once. Three layered change.
I found myself a bit anxious, sometimes melancholy, and tired. The pace of life has been very fast and demanding and I seemed to have lost track of my inner self.
Surprisingly enough, I had significant time alone last week. After several days, it struck me:
This new season can give me new vision.
I recognized the need to listen, be still, let go and dream.
The vision came.
I began to see my kids thriving in their new season. Alive and well, happy and close to nature.
I began to see my new home, freshly decorated and organized, without clutter, new patterns and quietly tucked in a peaceful neighborhood.
I began to see the new opportunities and incredible people in our community that love to help medically fragile children and share their gifts to complement our mission.
Then I grabbed my journal and took some time to write a letter of gratitude for all the extreme seasons of my life beginning with the birth of my quadruplets. Each one presented to me with an opportunity to usher in new vision for me personally, my family and my clients. Each one helped me grow, become more self-aware and empathetic towards others.
The most fascinating of all, new vision anchors me in hope. It is refreshing hope, joyful hope that helps me look forward all that is ahead, known and unknown.
This particular new season has presented a clear message for me.
When the extreme or not so extreme seasonal changes come as I know they will, I won’t be so surprised. I will just…
This vision is for an appointed time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.
Habakkuk 2:3 NLT
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?