PFFFT – The Weather

Jay Billups

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Things happen all of the time that are out of our control which can and do affect us deeply. Like the weather, there isn’t much you can do about what’s happening “out there,” but there is much you can do in choosing how you react to them. Don’t simply ride the roller coaster of group thinking; analyze each situation and create your own personal choices with each season of life.

FALL: A time to reap what you have sown and bask in your maturity. It’s also a time to reflect on your experiences. Instead of falling into the trap of thinking you know it all, take time to determine what else you can learn.

WINTER: Harshness, silence, detachment and lack typify this season of life when bad things happen … feeling like you want to withdraw. You may have to disengage in certain ways, but be careful not to put your mind in storage. Instead, be calm and still. Appreciate what you have and think about what opportunities you can take advantage of in this time.

Photo by Jay Billups, Model: Jenna Malone

Few people complain about the springs and summers of life. These seasons epitomize rebirth, life and fun. Enjoy them, but don’t let yourself be so easily distracted that you forget to prepare for the next seasons.

You may find it difficult to calm your mind and focus on your own thoughts. Here’s a tip: turn off the news and social media. Enjoy your own personal weather. Mmm … isn’t that a nice breeze of change?

Jay Billups, owner of Jay Billups Creative Media (JBCM) is a professional photographer and videographer. Visit his website here:

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