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Welcoming Spring

Ana Guajardo

Lately, and especially having young children, it seems like life speeds up and the seasons cycle through rapidly- life is on a treadmill you can't stop. March 20th marked the first day of Spring and here we are again, at this beautiful juncture it seems anything possible can bloom again. For me this feels like the new year is beginning-more so than wintery January, a time to "spring clean" life and harness the energy of a sprout breaking through the soil to grow and transform.

I don't know about you but I have some things I hold on to that I know good and well hold me back- namely these are financial and health issues I have ignored for years. Things that I have not had the courage to unravel and meet head on. This spring I am making resolutions to address them with the trusting that for better or worse the other side brings healing, more clarity and new opportunities. Self care is always hard for me, I put my children, my business and home before I even begin to look at myself, the realization that if I don't take care of myself I cannot take care of others has driven me to shed my cocoon and trust that I just may fly without it. 

Spring has new meaning to me now that I see life speeding up. It used to mean the coming of warmer weather, late nights with cocktails in outdoor patios at salsa clubs, the potential for quick getaway travel adventures, visiting Texas for Spring craft fairs. I of course still love and look forward to those things but the 40 year old mother who wants to be the best for my family now views spring as the opportunity to break through, to sprout, to metamorphosize, to join the flowers and the bugs in their celebration of life by allowing my fullest potential to shine through. 

Happy Spring!