Spring has arrived and with it a sense of renewal and hope. That’s what I’m supposed to tell you, right? I want to spread joyful thoughts, I want to be optimistic, but I think I’m probably not alone in feeling this undercurrent of anxiety. Just when we thought we were turning the corner, here we are again, facing another lockdown. Yes, the tulips came up. Then the rabbits ate them. I guess that’s life and we are being challenged to rise to the occasion, to deal with it calmly and rationally. But gosh, it is hard!
I wanted to scream: ‘Enough is enough!’ Instead, I called a friend. I shovelled dirt into the garden boxes. I took out the drill and saw and worked on my dock project (a disaster) and then I went into the studio because I can splash paint around and make a mess and somehow, in the end, something beautiful will grow out of the process if I stick with it long enough.
So that’s where I’m at, processing emotions. Release, transform, renew. We’re on this rollercoaster ride together. I hope that whatever you’re enduring, you have someone to reach out to, a way to release your emotions and set them afloat on the waves or the wind.
Be well. Breathe deeply. Look up to the stars.