It seems a bit surreal to have reached March again. A sentiment that I’m sure is felt by many right now, but it is hard to believe it has been a year since our world has been flipped upside down, and maybe even harder to believe that we are still in the midst of it. I remember thinking that I’d only be working from home for two weeks; surely by May all would be well. Now, here we are, just shy of a week since everything began to close a year ago, and more than a year since we’ve seen or hugged many loved ones and friends.
That feels overwhelming, doesn’t it? But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that as I reflect on March, I also think of the joys that have occurred in the past twelve months: we learned to make time and to reach out to our loved one; spend more time outside; saw communities come together for the greater good; friends expanded their families; found a greater appreciation for travel than ever before; and cherished the little moments in time that we usually sprint right by.
As we look ahead, I can’t help but think of the symbolism of this moment with the arrival of spring. The trees are budding and soon they will bloom. The sun will stay with us a few seconds longer each day and the air will begin to be embrace us in with a warm breeze. This is the season of hope and renewal. Spring is coming, friends!
Decide how to observe Lent Celebrate Valentine’s Day with JBC Complete a health-focused activity once a week Add six patches to my patch blanket Bake a sweet treat!
- Choose a new bedroom set (I was super optimistic in setting this, rolling to next month and hopeful of finding what we are looking for!)
Plan Quarter 1 blog content
- Complete a Lenten-themed activity each week
- Schedule weekly date nights and celebrate JBC’s 30th birthday!
- Read ‘Rhythms of Renewal’
- Add four patches to my patch blanket
- Book our spring camping trip
- Choose new bedroom furniture and update the pantry
- Reach out to friends I haven’t talked to lately
- Brainstorm Quarter 2 content for the blog (If there is anything you’d like to see as we head into spring, I’d love to hear!)