The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and birds are singing again. There’s no doubt winter is coming to an end and something new is coming around the corner.
My hibernation is also ending. The couch and the bed, the sweaters and blankets, the digital streaming: all have suddenly lost their appeal. Instead I’m craving color, light, and sound. I want to write and read instead of watch and rest.
I’m ready to make and do.
My friend Debbie Harding expressed this stirring perfectly on Facebook:
“I feel like an egg about to crack.”
I’m not just pregnant with potential, but I’m on the verge of popping!
This weekend I attended SWAN Day Pittsburgh, an annual celebration of women artists, and I could hardly sleep afterwards because I was dying to do something with all the inspiration I’d soaked up. Music, dance, live painting, live theater: I’m suddenly sure I want to try a little of all of it!
My season is definitely shifting, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. (I suspect that is no accident.)
I’m getting ready to host my first weeknight retreat for creatives (grab your ticket if you live in Pittsburgh!), I’m about to appear in the inaugural cast of Listen to Your Mother Pittsburgh, and I’m just days away from announcing a huge, exciting - well, not quite yet.
My head hits the pillow at night full of new ideas about everything! I think about crafts we could do in Girl Scouts, new artists I could reach out to, stories I could write, entire new careers I could tackle if I just went back to school!
Plus, I kind of feel like mopping my kitchen floors.
Are you feeling it too? Is something crackling inside of you?
What are you doing to connect with it?