Life has a way of helping to guide what your story will be. You, of course, are at the wheel much of the time. But sometimes life gets behind the wheel. Sometimes it takes you through a jungle and gets you to the other side safely. Sometimes it takes you on a roller coaster ride.
Through dips and valleys, hills and curves, life continues on its path. Charting your course.
My own story is about to change. I am embarking on a new journey. I'm a little reticent, but very excited. Change is hard. But change is also good. It is filled with promise and new opportunities.
Spring is about to make its entrance. The trees have buds that will soon open and become umbrellas of shade. I walk out and look at the dirt every day. So far nothing is emerging.
Still I wait for that moment each year that always excites me. When I see bits of green pushing through the earth, reaching toward the energy of the sun.
This year my garden will be in a different place. It will mostly be containers, but that's okay. Because you can make a beautiful garden in containers. It will still be my little paradise.
I will garden wherever I am planted. Because I am a gardener. And gardeners always find a way to garden. Regardless of the circumstances.
Yesterday was warm and I worked outside raking leaves for a while. Last night I could hear the wind begin its siege. I awoke to rain. The wind has gathered momentum and is slapping rain against the windows.
It will be a cold day. It is not yet spring weather. This weather is playing cat and mouse with us. The skies are dull and gray. Not like yesterday at all.
I won't be going outside today to check for new green shoots emerging.
Mother Nature obviously has other plans.