I can feel the energy of spring pushing through the surface of my mind. Like the first leaves unfurling from the dormant plant, my being seems to be awakening. It's been a long winter, lasting several seasons for me but I feel this excitement about life that hasn't been there for a long time.
I can still feel my self shrinking back at moments, perhaps its become a habit. But the urge to move forward and engage in life once again is becoming stronger each passing day. How exactly that life will reveal itself remains to be seen, but I'm sure it will reflect the long struggle and the strength that has been gained.