It is now officially Autumn, and the leaves are slowly leaving the trees. Nature is a festival of colour, red, yellow, and orange... fall in all it's splendour.
The nature of this season is to rid the trees of the dead leaves; no longer valid at this time. Though beautiful and colourful, they no longer serve a purpose for the upcoming stage of its life. The trees are 'letting go' of what no longer serves them.
Take look at nature, at the four seasons we enjoy in this hemisphere. and see that nature doesn't rush through it's time. There is a patient, lingering, but deliberate, gradual change and then suddenly, there it is... the first leaf flutters to the ground and it's autumn.. or the first crocus pops it's head through the earth, and it's spring.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 or you may remember, "Turn, Turn, Turn" written by Pete Seeger.
And herein lies the message: Life is not a competition. You will do what you need to do, when you are ready. You will rid yourself of what no longer serves you when the time is right. This is about you, you decide the time, no one else gets to chime in on this. If it is meant to be, it will be. Be patient with yourself, love yourself and enjoy each new season of your life.