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Spring has always been my favorite season. I love watching the trees and flowers start to bud and come out of hibernation. The animals get more active as the weather gets warmer. We come out of the cold and isolated into the warmth and reconnecting with people.

There are many people who can’t handle not having the sun and being cold for extended periods of time. I can see how that can be an issue. I try to stay home as much as I can and not get out in the cold any more than I have to.

Now that it is getting warmer and everything is starting over, so am I. My busy schedule keeps me running to try and keep up. I need to simplify so I can enjoy everything instead of constantly worrying about what I need to do next.

My health is not the best and I refuse to let it keep me down. Somewhere in that struggle I started to take on more than I had time for. It was like I was getting back at my body and show it that I will do what I want no matter how many times it tries to take me down.

This is all a catch 22. I try to do more to keep moving and try to keep some the pain and stiffness from setting in. However, the more stress I am under the worse my body will react. I am still working on that balance. It is not an easy task but I will eventually get there.

I am taking this Spring to be my new start as well. Now that we are on the road to maintaining my treatments and I am feeling better after the surgery, I can start to enjoy and do what I want to do. I am not going to stress myself out about telling someone I can’t help them. If I can’t then I can’t if they are my friend they will understand and simply move on and ask another friend for the help.

Remember to stop and enjoy your surroundings as they come to life after their long winter nap.

~ Miranda

About Miranda Shanklin

I live in Central Illinois with my husband and our two children. I write new adult paranormal romance when I am not running my children to practices or cheering for them at events. I work a day job as a paralegal and am the assistant coach for my daughter's competition dance team.

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