I love spring!!! It is definitely my favorite season of the year. It is a time of renewal. The birds begin chirping and making nests in my gazebo. They do this every year. Simba likes to go outside all the time to play, run, jump, walk, get muddy, and visit his friends in the neighborhood. And by visit I mean bark at them through the fence or lick, sniff, and kiss them when there is no fence separating the two of them. I also love that all the flowers that start to come up and the grass turns green and the trees start to bloom. It is wonderful.
I also love spring because my birthday is two days after spring begins. This means that I get to see lots of my friends and family that I love. And usually Tim will take me shopping to the outlet mall where I can get new clothes for spring/summer and new shoes. I also just love to be outside in warmth and sunshine.
Another reason why I love spring is our anniversary is in the spring. We got married on May 18, 2002. This year will be our 9th anniversary. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was one of the best days of my life. I married my best friend and every year our relationship just keeps getting better. We have often gone on vacation in May to celebrate our anniversary to places like Hawaii, California, Aruba, and several others. I love Hawaii. It holds a piece of my heart and soul. It always feels like home to me and I love visiting there.
Spring is also a time for renewal. And it is a time for me to evaluate my life and change anything that I don't like. This spring is bringing lots of changes for me. I am going to be starting my own practice which I am really excited about. I will be able to focus on helping people to move forward and make changes in their lives. I am so excited about this. It is something that I have wanted to do since I was in undergraduate school at Lake Forest College and it is finally going to be a reality.
Here are some of my favorite pictures of flowers and trips to Hawaii and Simba.