Reflections on the Last Evening of Winter
I would be among the first to say I am grateful to see the arrival of spring and departure of a long and rather arduous winter! Cold temperatures and snow aside – and those were major factors this winter, at least here in the northeast! – this winter brought its series of challenges. For me personally, I saw massive changes in relationships (including the passing of two very dear reading clients), intense emotions, and being forced to sit and “be” with myself and my feelings because the weather left me grounded at home.
I did not always handle these challenges gracefully – in fact, many times I found myself emotionally kicking and screaming. 😉 I found myself feeling angry, sad, frustrated . . . and questioning the greater plan, the “why” of things happening. And although I can’t say I necessarily found answers to those “why’s”, I still hung in there, putting one foot in front of the other.
I will admit that although I am not one to wish time away, I am ready and excited for my favorite season, spring – and have been ready for a while. There is something in me that comes alive in warmer temperatures, when I am able to open up my windows and wear my Birkenstocks. And this year, I need it even more than I can remember in past years. I am hoping and intending that spring will be easier and kinder to all of us than winter has been.
So what about you, dear reader? What about spring are you looking forward to?