Seasons of Change

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Every year we have 4 different seasons, 4 different times of there where the state of mother anture is in change. We see leaves change, drop, grow. And it is also the times when we reflect on our own seasons of change.

As spring was sprung, I was frantically preparing for a wedding and eventually made it to the day where I became a wife. (Happy 5 months husband!) What a season of change that was. I had a new name and title. This title I have to live up to for the rest of my life. And I will continue to learn exactly what that means as the years go by and each season will be a new season of change as a wife. It was a change that changed me.

When spring turned to summer I was relishing in being a newlywed and celebrating our friends entering their own season of change on their wedding days. We were figuring out just what being newlyweds meant and adjusting our finances as such. When you are trying to save for a house and still have fun, you have to make some changes. Like take back a few of the things you somehow bought at Target that you absolutely didn't need. No bueno. Or cut back on the time you spend out on $9 drinks.

As we have entered fall and watched the leaves change and fall, I am continuing to reflect on the seasons that change us. The nights I used to spend out in the fall days of college, I now want to find the comfort of my home and my couch. After a long work week, I am drained physically and mentally and make the choice to be in my comfort place with the one I love. It might not be for you or you pass judgmement on my decision, but I am content that it is what I want from my life now.

And as we have just passed Halloween, those sexy, half dressed costumes do not appeal to me anymore. Hence why my costume this year involved my own jeans, boots and shirt. I just added some extra dirt to my face. Does this make me "old" or not fun? You can say yes and I'm ok with that. I have changed. And maybe check back with me in a few years when I'm rocking that MILF body after kids and can't wait to wear that skin tight outfit to show it off. (JK..kinda..)

Because of all of the seasons of change in my life the past 5 years, I have grown up into this scary, adult version of myself. For that I won't apologize or pretend I still want to  can stay up all night and drink. (Ok, give me one good night out once in awhile.) I would much rather be in a non crowded place and in my bed by 11. It has also had positive effects on our wallets. I'm comfortable enough through my changes to accept it. 

So as you look back on the seasons changing, what are your changes you have gone through?


  1. I think it depends on your pre-marriage personality too. For me, getting married and staying in all the time would be a complete 180 from my personality. Some of my single friends go out just a couple times a month now that we're older, and if they settled down with someone they'd stay in even more. But I'm an extrovert, I love going out. Not the wild bar dancing days of college but any time I can sip a martini at a bar instead of at home, I'll take it. If I changed that completely, I wouldn't be the same girl John loves. The love of being out at a bar is part of who I am and always will be! (lucky this runs in John's family too!)

  2. I feel the same way! I love just hanging out at home with my husband and our dog. I like doing projects around the house. Sure, I like to go out and do something every once in a while, but you're right, it's nice to save some money and just be home. Not to mention, I ENJOY being home. I guess this means we are growing up? :)

  3. I definitely think it has a lot to do with how much money we have saved haha and we love our new husbands!

  4. Oh I totally agree! As I've said before on here, I'm an introvert by nature but we did used to go out quite a bit. So maybe now I'm just accepting my introvertness. And don't get me wrong, I still need a night out every once in awhile too! (Case in point, Halloween) We just have locked down our wallets a little bit to get towards that house.
    And I can always live through your stories!

  5. I have been making some of the same transitions you. I'm not married yet, but transitioning into an adult has been a strange journey for me. Like you, I avoided the sexy costumes and made costumes out of things that I already had or could cheaply buy. I also find myself wanting to lounge around and be lazy sometimes. That does not make us old or not fun! We're just growing up. We just have fun in different ways, and that's okay!

  6. I feel the same way! I feel like I'm just pretending to be a grown up and wondering when it really happened!


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