There Is A Season For Everything Under The Sun.

Life, in its essence, can often feel like a tumultuous journey of inconsistency, incongruity, and incompatibility. It’s a journey where we strive for control, only to realize that elusive ideal remains just out of reach in many aspects of our lives. But amidst this chaos, there exists a profound truth: there is a season for everything under the sun.

As I humbly navigate through the ups and downs of my own life, I’ve encountered stories from friends and strangers alike, each echoing the sentiment of life’s unpredictability. From the married lady who confided in me about the long drought in her intimate life to the friend who battles with self-image and confidence, and even to the older gentleman reminiscing about his days of vitality now replaced by inactivity, it’s evident that we all face our own seasons of struggle.

Like it or not, accept it or not, we live in a world that glorifies perpetual summer—the idea that life should always be sunny, vibrant, and full of blossoms. We chase after success, happiness, and perfection, believing that these are our birthrights. But what if we paused to consider that even the most beautiful gardens experience seasons of dormancy? The barrenness of winter doesn’t negate the promise of spring; it merely prepares the ground for new growth.

We berate ourselves for not measuring up, for not being enough. But what if we shifted our perspective? What if we recognized that seasons change, and so do we?

This ancient wisdom speaks to the ebb and flow of life, reminding us that our journey is not linear, but rather a series of peaks and valleys, each serving its purpose in shaping who we are.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of self-criticism, to berate ourselves for not measuring up to society’s standards or our own expectations. But in doing so, we overlook the beauty of the seasons—the moments of growth, the periods of rest, and the times of transformation. Each season has its lessons to teach us, its gifts to offer, if only we open our hearts to receive them.

So, to those who find themselves weighed down by self-doubt and self-judgment, I offer this gentle reminder: be kind to yourself. Understand that the challenges you face are not a reflection of your worth, but rather an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Just as the seasons change, so too will your circumstances evolve, leading you to new experiences and opportunities.

Instead of fixating on what you perceive as shortcomings, embrace the season you’re in. Whether it’s a season of struggle or a season of abundance, trust that it serves a purpose in your journey. And remember, just as winter gives way to spring, so too will your hardships pave the way for brighter days ahead.

Above all, have faith in the timing of your life. Trust that everything unfolds as it should, in its own perfect season. So, be patient with yourself, be gentle with your heart, and know that whatever season you find yourself in, you are exactly where you need to be. After all, there is a season for everything under the sun, and yours is just beginning.

Even in photography, just like life, there is a season for everything under the sun.



Jack Hollingsworth