As the spring flowers pop up all around and the trees start their budding, I’m reminded of the signs of new beginnings. It’s a time for renewal and fresh endeavors. It’s a time to refocus and get my ducks in a row. A quarter of the year has already passed and obviously I’m behind on my goals. My resolutions from January, to accomplish more this year, seem to rekindle this time of year. It’s time to pour on the gas.
We are only four months into the year, and 2017 has already presented its share of hurdles and even some endings, but also fresh starts.
I don’t want to dwell on the past, but I will point out that both endings and fresh starts equally devour my time.
Moving forward, I intend to make the most of the remainder of this year. I’m going to put my wellness on the front burner, refocus on my writing projects, quit sweating the small stuff, and spend more time nurturing myself.
As I sit with my bum in the sand, still warm from the hot sunshine of the day, and watch the sun sink into the gulf as the surf laps at my toes, I realize how truly blessed I am. As a writer the details of life are not lost on me. Then the realization hits me: The secret to staying on track lies within the ability to not allow the unexpected to paralyze me… to be aware of my senses and surroundings… to exist in the present and continue to enjoy the world around me.
For me, writing is both my escape and my grounding. For the remainder of 2017 I want to experience more of that. Hopefully it will be the fuel I need to catch up.
What has spring inspired you to accomplish?