It’s Okay To Adjust Your Expectations To Match Your Season

Yet another lesson I learned the hard way

Molly Miller
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I’ve been thinking a lot about seasons recently.

Not just the four seasons we mark during the calendar year (for the record, I’m team fall), but the seasons of life that ebb and flow as we grow and change as human beings.

For the past five years, I was in a season of overwhelm, exhaustion, and extremely uncomfortable growth around personal and professional boundaries. Now that I’m no longer working in education, I’m in a season of recovering from burnout through creative exploration.

Unfortunately, I have a tendency of expecting the same level of creative output from myself, regardless of what’s going on in my day-to-day life instead of honoring the times when my season of life calls for a break from thinking, creating, or socializing beyond the bare minimum needed to get by.

The past month or so has been something of an off-season for me after a season where I was experiencing an unprecedented level of creative growth and energy (for me, at least). We had a massive storm that caused a week-long power outage that totally threw me off of my daily routine and took me out of my comfortable environment. I finally recovered from that a bit and started some new creative projects…

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Molly Miller
New Writers Welcome

Public health practitioner| Former educator| Multi-passionate| Open to freelance writing opportunities - mollymillerfreelance@gmail.com