They say that to every season, there is a purpose.
Winter is for contemplation. For looking inward and reflecting upon our past. A time to reflect upon where we are and where we want to be. Winter is for solitude and contemplation.
Spring is for renewal. A time to sow seeds for the future. A time of newness and new opportunities.
Summer is our season of joy. Of warmth and activity, a time with family in the beautiful Black Hills. But also a time of nurturing that which we are growing. Our vegetable gardens. Our client portfolios.
And Autumn is for… well, we don’t really have an autumn here in Western South Dakota, do we!
Our Winters feel interminably long. Our Springs are usually still pretty wintry, up until May. Our summers are hot, and they seem to go by so quickly, but our falls are practically non-existent.
But I’m an Autumn personality and I love everything about the fall! The colors, the crispness in the air, the harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Most of you are dreaming about pumpkin spice lattes right about now – I’m thinking white chicken chili, and roasted butternut squash, and classic horror films.
Whatever your preferences are as we head into autumn, let’s make the most of what we have. Our little three-week fall still comes with incredibly scenic sights to take in. Spearfish Canyon, Custer State Park and even here in Rapid City at Founders and Memorial Park.
So, although we may not get much of an autumn, let’s enjoy what we get. Let’s remember that this, too, is a season. A season to harvest, a season to prepare. A time to reap what we have sown.
And we have sown a lot, OWNers and Members! Just think of all that we, together, have accomplished in the past two years! We deserve to take a drive to take in the changing colors and reflect upon what, in each of our businesses and lives, is beautifully changing too.
It has been two full years since The OWN was launched and we are celebrating! Today, there are nearly 80 people and organizations in our network and we are growing by the month.
As we head into our short Autumn season, remember to reap what you have sown. Not just in terms of the hard work you’ve put into your businesses, but what you have helped to create with The OWN community. Join us at our Halloween Social and keep up with all of our OWNers and Members as head into the winter months. So, order your PSL and pull the sweaters out of the closet, grab your camera or a couple of good friends and head out into the beautiful Autumn to take in the falling of leaves.
After all – Autumn doesn’t last long!
Blog written by Lisa Ann Gallagher of Evergreen Script Services