Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Beginnings

There’s a tree in my front yard that sits bare for the entire winter. When the weather starts to get warm, it blooms. First, with small white flowers and then, about a week later, they turn the most lovely pink. Though spring officially began weeks ago, it’s the blooming of that tree that means it’s really here to me.

We look for a lot of moments throughout the year to start over. January first screams resolutions, a birthday means starting a personal new year and spring breathes life into so many things in nature. When I noticed my tree this morning, I thought of just that – a new beginning.

Each day, I bounce back and forth between enjoying my writing and my other job, teaching. But for over a year now, I’ve been remiss in doing this, keeping up with my blog, sharing my thoughts. I’ve been toying with the idea of revamping my blog to make it more interactive with readers and writers. Because of this (or maybe because I’m using it as an excuse), I’ve neglected to keep up with writing regular posts. I told myself I’d begin again when the New Year came, but that didn’t happen. Then I set another date that was meaningful to me, but I didn’t do it then, either.

I think it’s human nature to do that. Put something off because the timing isn’t perfect, or it’s not exactly what we want to it be. I’ve done that more times that I could possibly count. What I realized today is that it doesn’t need to be some special date, and all the stars don’t have to align. I just have to do it. Sit down, even if it’s not ready, even if my interactive blog idea isn’t flushed out yet, and write a post.

So here I am. Ready for my new beginning. Or my re-beginning. Hopefully, like my tree outside, it will bloom into something lovely.


  1. I love this post - and had some of those same feelings yesterday when my little cherry tree blooms all popped open in the sunshine. I love this time of year as it seems so full of possibilities!

    Don't beat yourself up about not blogging - we all do what we can. Figure out what works for you, what you have time for and try it out for a while. It may take some adjustment.

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  3. I really enjoyed your Blog, KK. I also struggle with keeping my Blog updated with regular posts. Just this past weekend, I made a pact with myself to post more often. Like your flowering tree, let's make a pact to post a Blog at least once a week.

    1. That sounds good, C.B.! Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Good thoughts that apply to lots of areas of life. THanks, KK

  5. I find that when I can't seem to do that thing, whatever it is, is because I don't want to do it. I have to really force myself at some points, to get things done that are either unpleasant or I just don't want to do them. It is frustrating that I am this way, when I'm pretty much the most ambitious person I know to begin with. But I suppose we all have this flaw. I wish I had a magic wand to make it just GO already, but unfortunately, I wasn't born a magician! haha!