Thursday, April 22, 2010

ReCentering: a Time to Grow

My original plan for today was to show you the new dress I've been working on that I'll be wearing to a benefit next week...

...BUT in spite of my earnest intentions, I haven't finished it yet. So Plan B is to revisit a subject that I brought up earlier this year: reCentering.

As I wrote previously, I have been trying to take advantage of the changing seasons this year to do some reflection and introspection. Because after a long period of dormancy, it is time for me to make some changes, too, so that I can move forward.

In other words, it is time for me to follow the lead of these lovely plants in my yard and start to grow and bloom.

The Bible (and a tune from the Byrds) says that there are seasons for everything. The trick, I suppose, is to know which season you are in. And though I wouldn't say that our lives always follow the rhythm of nature, I definitely think that now is a season for me to blossom!

Of course, not being an actual plant, I've had to consider what "growth" looks like for me. And certainly it involves a lot of things, including adding more readers like you, trying new projects, and making new friends.

Toward this end, one thing I've really been contemplating is how I can do things differently than the way I've done them in the recent past. Specifically, how can I change the way I work? And the way I relate? And the way I manage my time?

How can see things in a fresh, new way?
I'm happy to report that some of my introspection has paid off already, and I have a few ideas about how to address those questions above. I'm probably a little behind the curve--budding instead of blooming--but that's okay. We still have a lot of spring left.

Are you trying any new things this season? Or maybe just feeling inspired by spring? I'd love to hear, so please share your comments below!

Previous ReCentering posts:
Turning the Corner
Setting the Pace
A Reflective Walk


  1. Besides Christmas, I LOVE this time of year!Spring is a great season because it's when I'm the most inspired to get organized, blossom, and freshin' things know, start new!!

  2. I agree! And it just feels great to have winter behind us--


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