Thursday, March 1, 2018

Random Musings for a Wet March Day

Hey everyone!  It's been a long time since I last posted anything, especially anything not related to my books, so I decided it was time to do so. Okay, maybe I'll mention something about them further down. :D

This past year has been an interesting one, as has this one so far. I've quit my day job - again - and will hopefully never have to work a 9-5 ever again. As much as I have loved working and teaching in a preschool, I think it's time I move on and get back into the groove of all things writing, baking, and just being me.

For those who don't know, last year was a difficult one for me. There were a lot of ups and downs and I felt like I was stuck on a fast-paced roller coaster that had no end in sight. I am happy to report that I have finally gotten off that roller coaster and traded it in for a more tame version, which will hopefully allow me to get back on my proverbial feet.

So, since Spring is just around the corner, I'd like to share some happy thoughts. Spring is a season of renewal and growth, and happens to be my favorite season. Christmas may be my favorite holiday, but Spring is by far my favorite time of year.

We've had a TON of rain over the last week or so, which is awesome, but also keeps me cooped up inside because I somehow managed to lose my umbrella. Oops. But hey, we just bought a ginormous one at the store that can easily allow me and my husband to walk under it without getting wet, so long as the rain doesn't decide to come down sideways!

Spring is the time when flowers bloom and I love flowers. I love their colors, the vibrancy, and yes, even the bugs that come with it all. I love seeing the bees, who usually leave me along so long as I leave them alone. Gotta have the bees, right?

Also in the Spring comes a plethora of fun holidays and outdoor activities, warmer weather, more rainbows, and just a general sense of excitement as we all brush off our winter cocoons and get outside and moving. I really need to do that myself. (I've put on some winter weight.... but who hasn't?)

But I think my most favorite part of Spring is being able to walk down the street and see the stream teeming with ducks and other water birds, even some geese. It's just amazing how many different varieties there are! I love it so much. And even though the grass makes  me itch, I love it when it turns that vibrant green, making me wish I could just roll down a steep bank full of it. I don't because I really dislike hives, but I can still pretend.

And Spring means new opportunities, like the book fair in Lewisville on March 10th, which I will be a part of. I also hope to soon become a part of the Frisco's Program for the Arts' Summer Reading Lineup. We'll see on that one.

So many opportunities, so many ways to grow. May we all grow like the flowers in Spring, and turn out just as nice.

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