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Moving Past Tough Seasons of Life | Pushing Forward

October 1, 2017

It is October everyone, Yey! 🙂 Happy new Month, good people. Time flies, 3 months to 2018. Khaaa! How the hell did we get here? I hope I am not the only one asking this? 🙂 For my sake, I hope not 😉

In 1997, I was between ages 5-10. It was at this age that I could really understand things (ok, not clearly, but I did!) I just started standard one then and well you know how it feels when you start school, you feel like you are growing up because you wake up in the morning and look forward to something exciting!

I could brag about it not so much though; my mom was a teacher at my school (still is and I am proud of her) I had to keep it cool! 🙂 You know, high grades…excellent manners… 😉

I started standard one in 1997, then in 2003 I was in standard seven…well then I figured that we start at some point and end at the other and then start again somewhere.


When a day starts it is obvious it will end and then a new day comes, then a new week starts and then it ends and then a new one is here…and then a new year begins and then it ends after 12 months! So everything begins and ends…and that’s how it is and that’s how it will always be!

In life, we go through different situations… as we live on we start some new friendships, we get an exciting new job…and they pay you handsomely and life is good! You build some new business, relationships and everything is just perfect and all is well!

But then, there is a season for everything in this life! Season of happiness, a season of sorrow, sadness, anger, laughter and season for everything!

And when the seasons of sadness and sorrow come to our life all over suddenly everything is turned upside down and nothing seems to be alright! The friendships and relationships that were so exciting at the beginning they now bring tears…they bring sorrow and sadness to us because the season is over!

That job you loved so much is over and you have nothing to look forward to when you go to bed at night because the new season has begun!

When all this begins, when the new season begins (the season that does not favor us) we lose hope! We tell ourselves how bad this is and how you don’t know how all this happened because it was all fine just yesterday!



Everything that you believed in, everything that you loved about your life disappeared and you just don’t know what to do!

You ask yourself a thousand questions of why did happen to you, why did it happen now and you ask yourself where you did go wrong and what did you do wrong and you have no answer to even a single question from all of this!

You try to figure out your options; like what should you do? Where you should start and who you should talk to about all this and to your surprise, you can’t find anyone and you think your only option is to give up!

You choose to give up on building new relationships, new friendships! You give up on finding a new job, you forget all the potentials, skills and experiences that you have on getting any new job of your professional if you really tried to look for one! You don’t want to start a new business because you are scared it is going to fail, again!

The change of season kicks you hard in the stomach; you even give up on yourself! You forget how good you are!

When this happens, I lose my cool. I cry myself to sleep every night. I Curse on everything until things get better! Until I get a hold of myself and start over again.

When you remember that your thoughts and actions determine your life, you get up and push forward even harder.

All of these are just seasons! Good or bad, summer or winter, it won’t last forever! If your life turned upside down and you don’t know what to do then tell yourself that the seasons changed a bit but soon enough your favorite season will come and all will be good!



If 2017 wasn’t your year if you didn’t achieve what you planned to then don’t give up on yourself and what you want…The three remaining months might make a difference if you try harder but if it doesn’t then 2018 is coming and if you keep your faith, efforts and focus then you will achieve even more!

1997 didn’t last that long…2017 is ending, it might not have been as good as we all wanted it to be but we had it and the most important thing is that we had our lessons and we should be grateful and learn from it so that 2018 will be as incredible as we hope it to be! (Tuning to a new day has come by Celine Dion)

Just remember, if it starts somewhere then it must end somewhere! Stay positive, go for what you want, work hard, stay humble and be grateful always.


It gets better, keep pushing forward.

 Until next time,

Jane 🙂

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  • Reply June October 4, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Incredibly inspiring post, and beautifully written. as well. I love the message that all challenges we face are just temporary, we can’t let them get us down for too long. We need to keep going, keep fighting. The seasons will change, we overcome our challenges and get stronger.

  • Reply Tisha October 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Seasons change and good or bad we have to learn how to adapt and stay hopeful! Love the message behind this- great post!

  • Reply Kiersten October 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    2017 Has FLOWN BY!!! I have to take the time to remember to be in the moment and not always thinking about the future. This was a great post! Thank you!

  • Reply Nina October 4, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I love what you said about our thoughts dictating our lives. It is so true! Each day, I need to be positive!

  • Reply Jocelyn Figueroa October 4, 2017 at 5:33 am

    This was such an uplifting piece! You’re right, all seasons eventually come to an end. That’s the balance of life. Just as we cannot have what is great all the time, we also cannot have what is bad all of the time, either. Thank god for that!

    xoxo, Jocelyn Figueroa

  • Reply Candy October 4, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I can’t believe how fast time has flown by this year. There were some ups and downs, but in the end we have to keep moving forward if we want to enjoy life ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Candace October 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    It does get better, year after year. One thing we must remember is not to try to overload ourselves by achieving all our goals at once. Some are meant to be spread out long term. 2017 has definitely passed me by super fast. I am excited for what 2018 holds though!

  • Reply Stephanie October 3, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    You’re such an inspiration. It’s true that we can get through the seasons we don’t cherish, and the good times will return.

  • Reply Sheree October 3, 2017 at 7:36 am

    This year seriously flew by so fast and it will be the end of the year soon already. I hope we can all get the things we wanted to accomplish before 2018 arrives.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Reply JM Kayne October 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Same here, I can’t believe how fast BER month has now come. .. I remember an Economics professor of mine saying that when someone goes rock bottom, there is no where else to go but to go up! So hold your head up girl, better things are yet to come! And of course we could do more things better, all we have to do is to be grateful & praise God! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God bless!
    JM Kayne | #InMyHeartโ™ฅ

  • Reply Shasha October 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I can’t believe that it’s already October! 2017 has really flown by. I love your advice and I’ve definitely had some happy and some low seasons this year. The great thing is that seasons always changes. This was a wonderful, comforting, post to read on a Monday morning.

  • Reply Leanne Brookes October 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    You’ve hit the nail on the head. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone but there are still three months left to be productive and aim for our goals for the year. x

  • Reply Kori October 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

    It feels like this year just began!! Love the advice on pushing forward. Our thoughts do determine so much of our lives! Great post!!

  • Reply Adine @ Average To Awesome October 2, 2017 at 7:31 am

    This year went by sooo fast! Every year, I just decide that it’s going to be a good year. And even though we had a lot of hardships this year, there’s still much to be very grateful for. And with this type of 2017, I’m sure that 2018 is going to be a lot better!

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