Maybe, just maybe, you need to grow where you are planted. As you build a strong core, growth will happen naturally. And you will find the courage to branch out and embrace new beginnings.
In thinking about a leaf, it doesn’t grow overnight. And the tree from which it originates goes through many stages of growth. The same tree that soaks in rays from the sun stands through countless storms.
You can’t always change your circumstances, but you can change the way you look at them. If you are going through hard times, challenge yourself to change.
If you wait for perfect circumstances, you will shortchange yourself and others. You have a purpose, and a prerequisite isn’t that you be perfect. The world isn’t waiting for a flawless version of you. It’s waiting for a genuine version of you.
What if the leaves were to say I refuse to change? They might not transition from shades of green to red, orange and yellow. Maybe they would fail to fall from the trees. They may not be willing to share branches with neighboring flowers and leaves.
We are all on this writing and reading journey together. Every one of us has a unique purpose and mission. There is a why behind why we started, and we must never lose sight of what prompted us to write or pick up our next favorite book.