I am thrilled that it is officially fall – my favorite season of the year! (Though it hasn’t felt like it here with daytime temperatures in the 80s.)
Like many, I am in the midst of a season change in my life, as well. Do you get as impatient with change as I do? I’m ready to be; I’m not so excited about becoming. In fact, I tend to pretend the change is finished and am frequently confronted with the reality of being in the middle of change, not the end of it.
To be honest, I struggle with taking the time to sit and reflect on this season of transition, what I’m experiencing and learning through the process. I have always been a future-oreinted person. However, when I do take that time to sit and quiet my mind, I find I am more at peace with myself and those around me.
In her book Unglued, Lysa Terkerst talks about “imperfect progress,” the idea that movement in the right direction is progress, even if it isn’t completely where we want to be yet. I am learning to embrace the imperfect progress I am making in my life and relationships, even if I’m not yet ready to celebrate it.
What about you? Are you the type of person who can celebrate small wins and enjoy the journey? Or are you more like me, ready to arrive, not so excited about the process? What keeps you grounded in the present instead of longing for the future?