Spring is here, and I’ve got a case of spring fever to go along with it!
Spring is all about change. The earth is coming back to life, and there are lots of changes in our schedule to go along with it.
I facilitate our local homeschool group’s co-op. It runs 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring, so now that gig is up until next fall.
The summertime schedule has begun.
Oh, there’s no shortage of things to fill the time that’s suddenly freed up. The lawn mower definitely needs make its appointed rounds, and the dandelions are singlehandedly moving forward on their mission for yard-wide domination. No matter where I look I see dirt to dig in, weeds to pull, and flower beds to put to rights after a six month hiatus.
Still in the midst of all of this…there’s a small business to run and a kid to homeschool.
When Rich and I first started our business, spring was the time we found ourselves telling each other we really needed to stay at in the studio and get a bunch of work done. So that’s what we’d do, and by the end of the day, we’d both be grumpy.
These days I’m more realistic. (Honestly, I can’t figure out what we were thinking!)
Who in their right mind wants spend a glorious day inside doing working when the sunshine, birds, and flowers lure us out? Even worse, the lawn and garden centers sing their Siren song to us as we drive by.
What I do know is that nearly twenty years into our self-employment venture, I understand spring better. Maybe I understand myself a little better, too.
During these days of spring fever, I pull out my calendar from earlier in the year and look back at the notes I made in January and February. This year there lots of cold, gray days that yielded enough of the white stuff to leave people home from work, but since our morning commute is just a quick trip up the stairs, we got our work done. Our days went on as planned.
We pretty much didn’t take any snow days.
Now, when the weather is positively glorious, we take guilt-free sunshine days instead!
Sure, there’s still work to be done, but because we’ve been working all along, there’s time to smell the roses…and the iris, weigela, tulips, dianthus, pansies, and verbena.
Yes, we’ve got Spring Fever, and it’s such a lovely way to burn.