The first weekend of February has flitted over the horizon and now as we glide into this month of midwinter, thoughts of spring are seeping slowly into mind. Not that I’m trying to rush time, mind you. I’m perfectly content in this moment but this weekend, while playing outside in the snow with my husband and daughter, I caught the faintest whiffs of spring in the air.
It’s hard to describe unless you know what I’m talking about. Winter can become stale. Snow gets dirtier as time passes unless more snow falls and covers it up. But every once in a while, if you are lucky, you can smell this freshness in the air. It is carried on the winds of March that are gently whispering its promise of spring in your ear.
It’s delightful. It’s rejuvenating! Have you experienced it? I do so hope you have!
Anyway, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking (still) and my focus is going to be on three basic things, my family (home), my writing and kettlebells. Mind. Spirit. Body. I’m going to stop fretting about all the things I am NOT doing or not getting to. I’m going to zero in and just focus on those three things. Writing encompasses my blog, my writing group, my own stories and poetry just to be clear.
I thought about this yesterday when I was outside inhaling all the clean, fresh air that I could and a sense of calm spread through me and over me as I came to this conclusion. It is a wonderful feeling. It is freeing.
I’m not saying I won’t have my bad days or my doubts. They are always there but I’m not going to worry about them. I’m going to continue being in my moment with my three things and with the promise of spring whispering softly into my ear.