My life is much busier now that I've gained an instant family. I have less free time, less internet time and less me time than I did before. My workload has grown and I've got more things being asked of me all the time. This mother phase of life is hard, no doubt about it. I'm still in the process of adjusting and making new routines but it's all good. I'll take extra laundry and homework related arguments over being slowly killed by selfish adults and their drug addictions any day.
My workload is not the only thing that's been growing. My social life has grown by leaps and bounds and I've been making lots of new friends online and in real life. And while it does take some work it doesn't stress me like it once did. I also find myself enjoying more and more simple things, like driving. I used to hate driving, but sometimes it's almost enjoyable. I'm growing by leaps and bounds and enjoying every minute of it.
Once again, my life seems to be keeping pace somehow with the progressing spring. The leaves are almost completely unfurled and the brilliant and varying shades of green, along with bark browns, fill the country landscape. Everywhere one looks there are small jewel tone flashes of birds; their songs fill the air as does the buzz of bees and the fluttering of thousands of gossamer wings.
The very air is full of delicious scents that seems to be dominated by newly cut grass, sweet wildflowers and just the fresh, green smell that can only be found in a beautiful and largely unspoiled land. The air is so rich and full of smell that it's nourishing not just to the soul but to the senses. Sometimes after I've been cooped up for a while I feel hungry for something that food cannot satisfy. At those times I step outside, take a deep breath and instantly feel full and happy. May it be so for you.