I feel rather silly. I just realized January is almost over and I’ve been dating my posts still as 2020. I’ve been recovering from complete knee replacement surgery and dealing with all that goes with it. Massive pain, physical therapy and stiffness in my repaired knee. It’s been an ordeal and I am nearing the end of this recovery time. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. I am happy to say that I’m back to driving and taking short walks out in nature.
I have plans for this new knee. There are trails I want to hike and places I want to go to around the world. With all the covid restrictions, I have plenty of time to get back into shape again. Locally there are many trails to enjoy while I return to my former fitness. The open spaces are calling to me and I have been away from Mother Nature far too long.
My favorite time of year will be here soon. I love springtime. The energy in the air is expansive and I want to soak it up like a sponge. New beginnings happen easily as Mother Nature moves into high gear. New shoots of grass break ground, buds form on fruit trees and leaves cover bare branches. A time of new possibilities enhances our optimism. We dare to dream again in the warm sunlight.
With no need to look back on 2020, my eyes are looking forward. This year will be better. This year will be a year of personal freedom. I am ready for some new adventures. I am ready to continue to serve the collective and to continue to live an authentic life.