“She prepared for a new season by beckoning to the green of spring.” ~Jennifer
I have a great big huge case of cabin fever. Winter this year was the worst I can remember, and I really do mean that. Between the sub-zero temperatures, the feet upon feet of snow, and the steady stream of sicknesses in my house, it has been intense. The germs, the grey skies, and the bleak landscapes have gotten to me.
I want to open all the windows, pick daffodils in the rain, and feel the spring air blowing against my skin. I want to experience change. I want to hold new growth in my hands. I want to swim in a sea of emerald green. I want to smell fresh earth. I want to move my body and infuse my home with bright energy.
Yesterday was the vernal equinox, the day I’ve been looking forward to. Something about seeing the calendar declare it’s spring gives me that extra bit of hope I need to trust in nature’s rhythms. Warm weather will arrive. The skies will clear. Tulips, violets, and hyacinths will bloom.
It snowed here yesterday. The forecast looks rough for the next ten days, but I know that the cold and the darkness will pass. They always do. In the meantime, I’ll keep wearing shades of green, splurging on flowers at the grocery store, admiring the houseplants, and watching out the window for signs of the new season.
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To help ring in spring, you are invited to take part in She is Three’s 7 Days of Spring Fever Self-Portrait Challenge. We began yesterday, but it certainly isn’t too late to jump in! With seven prompts in seven days, this is a great ritual to declare your desires, invite change, and literally show up. We hope to see you in the #sheisthreedotcom pool on Instagram!