It's been awhile. Why did it take you so long to appear this year? We had about an extra month of winter brown -- but finally we are starting to see the beautiful cherry blossom blooms and lush green grass make its appearance. FINALLLLLLY. Spring in Northern Colorado is a magical time for photographers and spending it with my senior reps makes it totally worth it. It's exciting to think of all the changes they have ahead. They are about to enter their final summer as high school students; those under classmen years sure went by fast.
Finals are about to "spring" upon them, and the next year will be full of excitement, nerves and a general not knowing how different life will become after graduation. It's so exciting but also bittersweet. Senioritis will probably go into full effect next spring as they will be aching to get out of high school, hang out with their friends and not live under their parents roof anymore. This isn't a bad thing at all; it's a heathy thing for kids to want to grow up and become adults. But it sure is hard, on the student and on the parents. I vivdidly remember that time, and my parents do too. I'm glad we survived, ha.
I feel like the spring is always such a great metaphor for life in that we go through these different seasons. Seasons of new life (spring), seasons of stability and beauty (summer), seasons of busyness and responsibilities which take their toll (fall) and then seasons of burn out and feeling deflated (winter). But the spring always comes again and our life and energy are always renewed.
On a much bigger level, I think about what the bible says about these seasons of life. It honestly applies even if you are not into the bible thing :).
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.
I just love rambling on here but every spring I truly get excited about the year to come. We have some big exciting things happening as a family, so we have a lot to look forward to in the coming year. On top of that, I love thinking about my business and how I can grow and sustain it with new exciting projects and more. I have so many dreams to conquer, and right now I get to bask in that excitement of the things to come and the fresh start I get to have on this photography season as I enter the busy times that lie ahead this summer and fall. I'm grateful for this time to reflect and grow, and love taking in all the beauty that surrounds me. Those cherry blossoms just add a little bit of extra sweetness to life, even though they killed me this week with allergies.
Here's to spring in Northern Colorado!