Over (and Over and Over) the Years

As I get older I’ve come to realize that each month, no matter what year, has a general feeling or theme. We are beginning another November; looking back on previous Novembers, I see a pattern: this month is always about big changes. Decembers are for over-extending ourselves. Januarys are always full of reflection; February brings depression… winter has been dragging on so long, & the reflective thoughts and conclusions in January are not always happy. March brings a buckling-down; a determined mindset. April is for optimism. May is a month of sadness and loss, a feeling of regret. June is a month-long attempt to normalize & recover. July is the month of family focus. August equals mania, exhaustion, obligation. September always equals spending money like water and a general feeling of license or lack of restraint. October is a month marred by disappointment, problems, and frustration… which brings us back to November. Turn, turn, turn…

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Although I’m not a spiritual person, this is one bible verse I’ve always loved… probably because it’s also a song from the ’60s.

Turn! Turn! Turn!


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