Seasonal series: Spring in full bloom
Hello, and welcome to the first in my series of seasonal posts. I don’t know about you but I seem to find that the seasons affect the way I feel and my perception of myself. That’s why I wanted to start this series to explore the emotional tides of the seasons and hopefully find a way to stay afloat. I will be doing a number of these type of posts throughout the year.
So spring has been around for a little while now (I know this is a bit late) but personally spring is one of my favourite times of year. When the sun starts to undo the perilous winter. The trees wake up from their deep sleep. Their bare arms are now coated in the prettiest of blossom. The bird’s dawn chorus welcomes the warmer weather, a promise of brighter days to come. Everywhere seems to be coming alive again. For some reason, when the sun returns I seem to have so much more energy like it is recharging my batteries. I no longer want to stay indoors and watch the world pass me by through my window. I want to go outdoors and explore. I want to spend as much time as I can outside enjoying the sun’s rays.
Don’t get me wrong, spring can still be quite challenging time of year. The days and nights can still be quite cold. Days of glorious sunshine can be followed by days of rain. It was even snowing a few days ago! This not only makes it difficult when deciding what to wear but I find that this can really play with the way I feel. Day to day I can experience a range of emotions and sometimes it can feel like my mind is playing tricks on me. As though you are taking two steps forward and one step back, stuck in a never-ending cycle of winters stormy seas. But spring is a sign of better things to come, the promise that summer is on its way. Knowing these grey days won’t last, for what seems to be forever, it’s the hope we need to hold on to. The hope that life becomes more vibrant. The blues and greys of winter are starting to be replaced with greens, yellows and pinks. It’s a time of new beginnings, a fresh start.
It is a wonderful transformation watching winter turn in to spring. Something that I have never really appreciated before. Recently I’ve taken the time to listen to the bird’s sing their heart out and watch the blossom fall like snow. Imagining that each fallen petal is a weight of my shoulders. Its days like these when the sun is shining and the birds are singing high in the tress that my mind feels totally free. As though the rays of the spring sun are starting to melt the winter shackles in my mind. I feel inspired by these finer details that I once overlooked.
Sometimes I wish that I could collect these rays and feelings in jars and store them away. My own personal supply that I can use when the seasons change and the skies become grey. But for now at least, spring is in full bloom. It’s time to set new goals for the fast approaching summer, new adventures for the warmer weather. We should go outside and enjoy the world coming alive, let are minds become free. Even if it is walk around the nearest park or relaxing in your garden breathing in the fresh colours of spring. Take some time to reflect on what you want to achieve this season.
Let me know about the spring time goals you have set yourself in the comments.
Until next time