It has been a long, dark, cold winter, but there are signs that spring in on the way. It's more than a date on a calendar. It's not just the slightly warmer temperatures, baseball practices, tiny buds and peeking daffodil stems. I'm talking about spring inside.
Since the first of the year, I've been swamped and exhausted. As a mother adjusting to a special needs child with hormones plus all the activities and sports of three kids plus lingering sickness plus an almost full-time job plus wanting to edit a book and send out agent queries but not having the time or creative energy to make any significant progress resulting in a load of guilt to go with my crazy schedule.
You get the idea. It felt like I'd never get a breather. A long, dark, cold winter of the soul.
Until out of the blue, I got a glimpse of spring. Half a day to edit a chapter and then read for fun. Time to work on a puzzle. Some activities ending and the after-school schedule easing up. A return of physical energy after being sick.
Spring is on the way.
I may still have looming work deadlines and issues with the girl ... but the fact I had both inspiration and time to blog in almost two months?
Well, I take that as a good sign.
What about you? Have you felt the drain of winter? What is your favorite thing about spring?