Salut, all! Happy Spring! It’s that’s time of year, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere–spring has sprung. Every year around this time I perform my bi-annual Switching Of Clothing ritual. And yes, it is very like a ritual in how timely I am in performing it. I move the heavy, thick winter clothes to the back of my closet or to storage boxes and bring out my lighter spring and summer things. Much laundry occurs, lots of dusting and purging of personal workspaces, storage, and living areas because to me, switching my wardrobe means doing spring cleaning. I’m of the humble opinion that cleaning is important to a healthy everyday life. There, I said it. My mother always told me that cleaning shows how grateful we are for what we have–grateful enough to work taking care of it. She was right. Organizing, keeping what one needs and donating what is not needed to charity, and maintaining home and possessions with a reverent care shows myself how blessed I am, is a ritual of joyful thanks for all that I have, and is a promise to be a good steward of these blessings. So, do you do any seasonal cleaning or have any new-season personal rituals?
In other news, April is National Poetry Month. I’m happy to share with the world a new collection of verse–East of the Sun, West of the Moon. It’s my first self-published title and is a poetic retelling and twisting of a fairytale by the same name. It’s available through Amazon, and free to read with Kindle Unlimited. I’ll announce Giveaway Days as they occur, and talk more about poetry in general through the month. And speaking of new projects, I’ll be rolling out a big announcement in the next couple of weeks about a project I’ve been cooking up for a while now…I’ll say here that it’s fiction, it’s super fun and I cannot WAIT to tell you more. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely April days, take time to reclaim your space through cleaning, organizing, or just opening the blinds to let some of that gorgeous sunlight into your life, and as always, wishing you all the best! <3