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What Autumn Tells Us About Life and Work

Autumn is a time of beauty, of harvesting and of shedding the old. I think it has something important to show us about our careers and callings. While autumn is a time of productivity, it is also a time of completion and transition.

Autumn is the harvest season, when we reap the fruits of our labours, and winter is a time of endings and rest.

Autumn then is a time of productivity, but also of completion and transition. In this sense it has something powerful to ask us about our callings and careers: it asks if the work we’re doing is still productive. It asks if that job, project or volunteer role is still life-giving to us and to others. It asks us to consider if the season has changed, if our work there is complete, and if it’s time to transition to something new.


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