Hello and happy Spring Equinox. After weeks of gorgeous, sunny, 70 degree weather, the Spring Equinox here in Charlotte was a cold, gray day but it felt totally appropriate to remind me what we’re saying goodbye to.
I love how each season has a very specific feel to it. Summer is full of long days and seems very extroverted and social, fall is all about shedding and letting go, winter makes me hunker down, get cozy and embrace my inner introvert and spring bring a feeling of new beginnings everywhere you turn.
Even though it happens every year, I never get tired of seeing flowers, trees (and people!) come back to life after winter. It feels energizing and hopeful. I really resonate with the idea in the quote above about not expecting ourselves to constantly be in bloom. There are seasons for growth, seasons for staying where you are and seasons for letting go. And no matter which of those seasons you’re in, you’re in exactly the right place.
It’s easy to feel like if we’re not on a growth trajectory hurtling forward to the next big thing, that we’re doing something wrong. In truth, sometimes a holding pattern is just what we need and can give you a lot of information about what’s working and not working in your overall landscape of life.
My messaging to my yoga class in my 4 p.m. class today was to spend some time as we enter the Spring season thinking about what new beginnings we are seeking or desiring in our lives. What do you want to really work on cultivating, nurturing and growing? Is it a relationship? A career goal? A practice of self-care and love? An actual garden or another hobby? Spring is the perfect time to decide embark of goals of growth.
Is there anything that you’d like to nurture, cultivate and grow as we move into the Spring season?
I would like to cultivate a practice of meditation/journaling and nurture my friendships with my girlfriends.