Enjoying the Days of Wildflowers

I am so excited about the coming of summer! I just want to be outside. I am tired of being inside, I am tired of winter, I am tired of the cold, I am tired of COVID and I am tired of masks. But I love spring and I am so happy about the coming of warmer weather. It is so exciting to me when we get to stay outside longer in the light of the day as the evenings still have warmth and sun. I get to watch the sun go down long after I get home from work. Ahhhh… did I mention I was so ready for these seasonal changes. I find I am so eager to get home and get out. I feel like many days are a celebration of just being able to spend time outside. Even just a walk or playing catch with the dog or pulling weeds feels a bit like a treat to me. I think I was more than ready for the break and the warm weather. I’m pretty certain I will be ready for the break from the warm weather sometime around the end of summer, but for now I am glad it’s here. I do think it’ s interesting that about the time I have had enough of one season a new one rolls in. I am thankful for that, for the change. Sometimes I think I get overly impatient for something new. Maybe I just wanted some change? Probably so, but I am still glad to have it.

Emerging into today, and tomorrow

What will you do this spring? Do you have any great plans? I do not. But I do plan to try to appreciate being out and about. I think being out and around people is something I have taken so for granted in the past. When I take a walk down the street I am so glad to see people that I find myself waving and calling out from a distance, just being around people feels good to me. I think I just want to make sure I take a moment and appreciate the little things, the things that I always took for granted. Last spring looked so different. We were approaching an uncertain time, this year looks better. Many have lost loved ones in the past year, and I do not want to minimize their grief for I think it is probably enormous. I cannot imagine emerging from this season without some of your loved ones with you. But I am thankful to be here, and I am thankful for spring and the emergence of a new season. The buds, the flowers, the weather – they all just seem to breathe new life and energy into me. For today I shall pull weeds, play with the dogs, and look for worms, frogs, lizards, and wooly worm moths with my awesome neighbor. You know hanging with a youngster keeps you young, you should try it. Enjoy spring whether you make grand plans or little ones, enjoy each day. Thank you for spending this time with me. Be blessed my friends.

Published by Dr. Cindy Freer Conley

Hello Friends! I am Dr. Cindy Freer Conley, and I am so glad you are here! It is so nice to "meet" you. I am entering the world of blogging for the first time, I hope you find these readings worthwhile, helpful and entertaining. I have spent my career in one role or another of the mental health and counseling world. I have worked in private practice and in schools settings. I hold a PhD in Exceptional Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. I currently work in public education full time and adjunct part-time. I am a wife and the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of one young lady who is growing up way too fast. I didn't have all of the answers as a mother, although my kids would probably tell you I faked it often (I did). I don't have all of the answers now, but I do know so much more now than I did 27 years ago when I became a parent. I was a single mother for several years, and learned a lot about the unique struggles single parents face. I have spent time with great supports and time where I felt alone on my path - only to look up and realize I was never alone. We are all on a journey, enjoy the journey, but understand small changes on your part may make lasting impacts to someone else's journey.

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