Makeover (now with frogs!)

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Spring is one of those times of year that feels bright, full of potential. It is the new moon of seasons and always feels to me like a good time to start new projects. Having been an equinox baby, it is my personal new year, so I always fine myself cleaning and planning and reflecting on what I could do better in my life. There is so much stuff I want to do (take more pictures, write more, read more, walk more, play more music, make more time for friends, make more time for ME!).

Today, I did a lot of those things. I went on a lovely visit to the Oregon Garden, where I had a lovely lunch with friends before wandering around grounds filled with daffodils, spring blossoms, bumble bees, ancient oaks and frogs. The picture above makes me particularly happy, because I thought I was just taking a picture of a frog on a lily pad, then got home and realized that there was a BONUS frog in the picture. And that’s just how things have been going lately. I find myself waking up from the haze of the past months and noticing the bonus frogs.

2013-2014 was not the best year. I felt myself feeling depressed, hermity and not really caring too much about being healthy or very social. I have much higher hopes for 2014-2015. Since around Christmas, I’ve been heaving this sigh of relief as the old year passed and I prepared to move into a newer, better phase. Bit by bit, it feels like the stars have started to align. I’ve been writing more, I feel more connected to both the world around and within me. It’s funny how sometimes one seemingly insignificant choice can set off a domino effect and suddenly you feel the magic in the air.

Now that I am feeling happier (maybe even froggier!), I also feel better about posting and sharing more again. So, in celebration of the new year, I thought a little blog makeover would inspire me to visit here and write a little more often.

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