I feel like it's been a really long winter. I've been hybernating and dreaming and scheming for spring. Outside today it's still bleak and cold and wet, but there are signs everywhere that winter is loosing her grip. I saw tiny dafodill buds peeking up from under some leaves yesterday and tiny swelling buds are noticable on our lilac bush.
I'm beginning to bud out as well. Back in December I had the chance opportunity arise to take an office space one town over. It's a work in progress, but tonight I will be seeing my first paying herbal client! It's all terribly exciting as well as being terrifying. The "what-ifs" keep raising their ugly heads to torment me, but I am keeping faith that this opportunity did not present for no good reason and that I feel this is something I should indeed do at this point. It's what I've been studying and working towards for so long. I'm honored to be able to do this.
In other news, I was planning a huge garden for our tiny rental property and had the sad news yesterday of being told I'm not allowed to create it. I'm a bit sick over it, as most of my bright spots during the winter have been thoughts of having this garden this spring and I've been pouring over seed catalogs, and dreaming big time of how I would lay it all out. It's not that the place doesn't have the room for a garden. He's just a bit cranky about things and I think he doesn't want to mess up the yard. (which is a joke, concidering how many broken pieces of farm equipment are laying all over the place and old stoves, junk cars, bathtubs.. Yeah it's really that bad, so I don't see how a garden in the midst of all of this is going to mess things up.) Anyway..... deep breath......
I will figure out something. I hope there is a bit of a thaw in the air where you are too, even if it's not winter, perhaps there is something ready to blossom in yourself as well.