You know the feeling just after you’ve woken up in the morning, before you’ve opened your eyes? When your dreams are just as close as your waking thoughts, and you’re in that groggy in-between space?
That’s where I was when I first felt spring, just a few short weeks ago. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it was, but there was something in the air…a freshness? a crispness? It was still cold and dark, just like all the other winter mornings, but…different. In my in-between sleeping and waking state, I wondered if it was my animal intuition alerting me to what’s coming next.
I live in Minnesota, where the difference between winter and spring is gradual…but stark. Winter’s snow and ice give way to spring’s warmth, mud and finally green growth.
Even if you live in a more temperate climate, you can still harness the energy of this changing season. The subtle power of the thaw. The opportunity to shake up stagnant, stuck energy. Planting seeds. Sweeping away the literal and metaphorical dust that has collected over winter’s long months, and making way for something fresh. Inviting and allowing new growth.
Here’s a fun fact: this week (Tuesday) is the spring equinox. One of just two days in the entire year that day and night, light and dark are in balance with one another—the exact same length—all over the world. I find this to be a tremendously encouraging reminder about balance and how naturally fleeting it is: the entire rest of the year the planet is slowly but surely shifting away from balance…then back toward it…then touching perfection ever-so-briefly before swinging away again. Repeating the rhythm.
We’re not supposed to be in perfect balance all of the time. What a relief, right?
If any of this is resonating with you, you’re going to love my new email series!
In celebration of nature’s transition into spring, I’ll be launching a fun series of emails next week, chock full of tips, resources and ideas for really incorporating the season into your daily life. The series will include:
- Seasonal foods & flavors to eat (and how to know what’s in season in your corner of the planet)
- My own favorite spring recipes
- My super-lazy, zero effort approach to spring cleaning the freezer and pantry
- Simple seasonal rituals to break out of stagnant habits and invite fresh, new energy and growth into your home, schedule and life
- Something that’s been requested over and over by readers who love my weekly cleaning checklist…a spring cleaning checklist! (Rosy Blu style, of course—which means…no guilt, no obligations, just ease and freshness and love)
- And more!
For this year only, the series is completely free. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!