A Curious Question #12: What’s your favorite part of spring?

April 2020

One of the things I love about living in Minnesota is the change of seasons. Each one has a different energy and aspect to appreciate. The rhythm and cycle of the seasons help me feel connected to the earth and to nature. They keep me grounded.

Although parts of the country have had some crazy weather this year, we’ve had a particularly mild winter and it looks like the forecast for the next week or so will be quite warm. As I flip my calendar page to March and feel the shift in seasons approaching, my thoughts turn to what I love most about spring.

While I enjoy all the seasons, spring is my favorite. The energy of aliveness that awakens after the barren winter is contagious.

What makes me smile the most is when all the trees begin to sprout their leaves. Seeing that oh-so-brief and beautiful stubble of chartreuse green on a sea of branches brings me such joy. It’s one of my favorite colors.

So I ask you, dear readers. What’s your favorite part of spring? As always, I welcome your thoughts and words.

A Curious Question #11: Why do you write?

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I heard an interview once with the wife of Dr. Seuss and she shared something that surprised me. She said that he didn’t write for others. He wrote for himself. If people liked what he wrote, so be it! But that wasn’t the reason he wrote.

I try to follow this example.

I write for myself.

I write from the heart.

I write what I like to read.

Still, there’s a small part of me that hopes what I write will resonate with someone. I find it’s a nice way to connect with people. So mostly I write for myself, but there’s a small seed inside me looking to grow blogging relationships and to bond with others too.

So dear readers, why do you write? That seed of growing connections along with my intense curiosity would love to know. I welcome you responses!