Unless something truly freaky happens in the very near future, spring has finally arrived on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The slight sunburn on my right side is evidence that the sun is shining out as strong as ever. So now that we’re all shaking off the effects of hibernation and getting to feel the soil under our feet again except for snow – what’s next?
I’m not a small person in terms of how tall I am and how much I weigh. Large objects can be difficult to get moving, but once motion has begun it’s just as hard to stop. So it feels in my life currently. I have activities I want to pick up or resume, but I’m finding it difficult, especially first thing in the morning, to get myself moving. On the other hand, things are in motion that I am either unable or disinclined to stop. I won’t go into laborious detail at this time – personal stuff is what I have a Tumblr for, and some things simply need to be kept under wraps. But I do feel like I have some good forward momentum going, for the first time in a long time.
Change is never easy. We get comfortable. We nestle ourselves into a place that feels like we belong, It feels good to have stability, predictability, safety – to know that tomorrow will, in most ways, be a continuation of today.
The paradoxical thing is, change is healthy. We all go through it, sometimes from one day to the next, and it helps us grow. Change is always happening, whether we want it to or not, Adapting to change is a necessary life skill, and making change happen is one of the most empowering things we can do.
There’s a lot more I’d like to say on the subject. I simply can’t. In some cases, I don’t want to put carts before horses; in others, there’s too much uncertainty to weigh in. The bottom line is, there is momentum happening, and with spring arriving, it’s only going to increase.
Personally, I can’t wait.