I'll just say it; I don't like to describe the different parts and chapters of life as "phases." It does such a disservice to how much people experience and/or gain as they enter different chapters of their life.
What I appreciate the hell out of is labeling the different chapters of life as seasons. Seasons have everything to do with weather, and the word weather perfectly describes how some life experiences can change you, those around you and your relationships.
We know this to be true throughout the Golden Girls series. Although this series is split up into seasons I believe, for these characters, that their entire experience living together is one whole season. We see the characters develop, stories expand with a few inconsistent storylines here or there (but that's why we love it!), the relationships between these women unfold and they reinvent themselves.
I'm currently entering a new season as we speak and although I'm extremely excited, it's making me feel a certain way. I know the choices I've made to start this season are for the best, but there are always the naysayers who try to shake your convictions and every once in a while, they may temporarily succeed. However, I'm choosing to look at this new season as an opportunity to grow and be weathered in more positive ways than one.
It's officially September which means we're entering Hillary's absolute favorite time of year. The temperature, clothing, colors and foods including pumpkin flavored things. (Spoiler alert: I'm white! The jig is up!)
What I do not appreciate in the slightest about fall is the short length of time that it's here. Winter is here FOREVER, we get a sprinkle of spring, MONTHS of disgusting humidity and then a dollop of fall. It's utter crap, but I suppose that just means I need to really soak it in while it's here, yeah? That's easier to do when I have a pretty good timeframe as to how long fall will stick around.
And as for the metaphorical season I'm entering, I'm hoping it sticks around for a while. I'll just have to soak as much of that in as well.
In friendship and cheesecake,