“Know when your sad season is over and you just need to stand up and dance.” – Paul Angone
This quote is literally one of my favorite quotes from *101 Secrets For Your Twenties.
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If you have not read this book, I HIGHLY recommend ordering it. I think it is a total game changer when it comes to feeling you are alone in this world. Sometimes our questions and doubt lead us to feeling isolated and maybe even rejected. After reading this book, I hope you realize that you are not alone and that you are not crazy for having questions. It is what makes you human, after all!
The reason why I love this quote is because I believe there is joy in the mourning. I believe there are hardships and trials. I believe that there are tough situations and hard experiences that time a long time to recover from. But I also believe there is a time to rejoice and sing for new beginnings. There is a time to mourn but there is also a time to stand up and sing and dance.
When I shared this snippet on my stories my personal Instagram page, I had so much feedback from this post. So many people related to it. I had a lot of people message me about how the quote really resonated with them and wanted to read more. There were a lot of people who read it and said they really needed to read it because it sparked something inside them.
I don’t know about you, but when I read this quote, I feel at peace. I understand that the tough situations I find myself in are there for a season. There is power in recognizing your experiences as your personal testimony. But, you don’t have to stay in that part of your story. After reading this quote, I felt like I had permission to move on. I had permission to recognize my defeats. But I also had permission move past them.
The Music We Listen to Influences Our Outlook on the World
If you read on, the passage talks about how there are certain types of music that we listen to when we feel down. Bon Iver, City and Colour, Linken Park, or whatever artist you listen to, you already have the go-to when times get rough. Music has a way of being relatable to the things we are experiencing. I think it is important to know when your sad season is over. One of those ways is by throwing on some feel good music and rejoicing in your happy season.
Which is why it is so important to get yourself a feel good playlist. There is music out there for really any type of mood. Whether it’s instrumental or lyrics involved, you can literally find an artist that will fit to how you are feeling in any given moment.
But there are times where you just need to get up and dance. Get up and go out for a run, open up a window, throw on your favorite feel good playlist and enjoy your new season.
One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is to know when your sad season is over and you just need to stand up and dance.
How will you celebrate your “joyous” season?
After being gifted 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, I knew I had to share this book with all of my friends. I recently reached out to the author, Paul Angone, and asked him if he wanted to be on our podcast. If you want to check out this week’s episode where we talk with Paul about his books and the importance of asking questions, you can find the episode here!