So, on the good news front, I am 99% convinced that my hair is growing back. (She heaves a huge sigh of relief). It’s not pretty, but there is a lot of stubbly growth in my bald patch and I’m gonna go with the hope that it’s a sign things are renewing in that area. And speaking of renewal: a wise woman recently commented, “new growth & spring are just around the corner” (thanks Susan…I might not always get around to responding, but I do appreciate your sage comments on facebook!) and I think I might just make that my motto.
I am, at the moment, loving the concept of new growth. I can apply it to so many areas of life, you see.
Hair growth. Because who can’t get excited about that?
Personal growth. Ditto. And: because I spent a lot of time just coping (and in denial about a lot of stuff) I really want to focus on this one now.
Career growth. Despite talk of a sixty million-dollar shortfall in my school board’s budget, I have high hopes for my continued career growth, be it in my current post or at a different school.
So, in the face of heavy snowfall warnings and the prospect of an Alberta spring (it doesn’t start until June and then it only lasts a week), I am still optimistically focused on the renewal promised by the season. I feel in so many ways as though I have left the winter of my life behind. I feel as though I am emerging from a long winter’s sleep, from darkness and cold, from a transforming chrysalis. I feel ready to stretch my new wings towards the warming sun and soar.
Like the first purple crocuses, defiantly blossoming amidst the last of winter’s snow, I’ll take those first stirrings of spring’s renewal and growth and I’ll use them to create something beautiful.