…(To Everything There Is a Season)
The 60’s folk rock band, The Byrds, sang a popular song which quoted the Book of Ecclesiastes:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
My life has experienced the reality of seasons, most notably the recent decision to step away from being the owner operator of a coffee shop on Pensacola Beach.
The last 4 years have been amazing and difficult, extremely satisfying, and extremely exhausting. Business ownership proved to be the greatest challenge of my life, as it tested and tried every part of me.
But, here I am, still standing and moving forward. I believe only the years to come will truly show all that I learned, what kind of impact we had on others’ lives, and the level of growth, wisdom, and understanding I gained through this chapter in my life journey.
I was impressed to return to my blog and overhaul it. There will be a redesign and then a relaunch. This will accompany my desire to get beck into the reading that I grew to love over the years, and renew my book review blogger status. So, stay tuned for blogs to re-emrge, and I hope you will join me in the next chapter. 🙂