Every Wednesday Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios asks a question on her blog, in the form of “what do you wish for?”. She invites people to answer the question at their blog, to be tenders of wishes at others’ blogs.
This week the question is “How do you wish to bloom?”
When I was growing up and I would complain about my circumstances, location, etc, I would often be told “Bloom where you are planted.” Eyerolls and sighs would follow, especially during the teenage years, but with time and experience I see that the advice wasn’t as dumb as it seemed to me then.
This year’s word has been Metamorphosis, and I am working on blooming where I am planted. I have been taking the circumstances and resources I currently have at my disposal, and have been working on transforming them into something to support my life. I may not physically move from this area, but I wish to grow beyond my self-imposed limitations and become more than I have been.
I wish to bloom my art and career, to get my work out to more of the world and see where it will take me. I wish to bloom myself, to nurture my body with regular movement, good foods and rest. I wish to bloom my relationships with others, by working on my communication skills and listening more and speaking less.
Today was a really good day for this question, as it is sunny and warm outside, with many of the spring trees and flowers in full bloom. My yard is filled with the violets I love so much, and the trees are starting to fill out with wild green leaves. It is also my birthday, a good time to reflect on what has passed and to look forward to what is to come.