Own Your Season

Paige Beaubien Photography

Current season of life: working a 9-5, growing a business, living in a 1 bedroom apartment, saving as much money as possible, and bargain shopping at the grocery store. ⠀ ⠀ I’m taking responsibility for every bit of it. ⠀ ⠀ I watched an IGTV episode yesterday by @jordanleedooley and she talked about how, yes, we should love our jobs and we should be living our passions — but we also need to be mindful of different seasons in our lives. ⠀ ⠀ There are going to be seasons for working a 9-5 and paying the bills, doing internships and paying your dues, and working on a side hustle in the late night hours. ⠀ ⠀ Not every season is going to be a “winning” one. ⠀ ⠀ Lately I’ve been catching myself wishing I could skip work and focus on Future Boss Lady all day, or feeling embarrassed that I’m still pinching pennies 2 years after college. 😕⠀ ⠀ Some days I resent my small apartment, and I feel guilty for not going out more or traveling around the world. 🤦‍♀️ ⠀ ⠀ What I need to remember is that I have to be grateful. ⠀ ⠀ I need to let go of the pressure to hit that peak of success right now. ⠀ ⠀ Great, long lasting things take time, and I’m just trying to learn how to have fun with the building process. ⠀ ⠀ I also loved the concept of taking responsibility for your time and seasons of life. For me, that meant really owning it, and living through it to the fullest. ⠀ ⠀ It means being proud of the fact that I am supporting myself, living on my own, and I have a job where I am valued. ⠀ ⠀ It means being excited for the new things I get to learn in starting my own business. ⠀ It means really appreciating this time with Jared when we are really just taking care of ourselves, and we CAN sleep in on our days off, or run out to get food at 2:00am. ⠀ ⠀ I feel like taking that responsibility just meant to stop apologizing, trying to hide from it, or resenting it — and just BE. ⠀ ⠀ If you haven’t seen it, go check it out, it’s on Jordan’s IGTV and she’s wearing a maroon T-shirt and glasses in the video. It really made me think and see a different perspective.