Spring is dawning and I feel like a butterfly emerging from a long nap in a shell of my own making. It was a time for reflection and introspection, a time to try new things and grow as a person, an ebb to my life now flowing into new and creative outlets. I feel happier than before and ready to tackle almost anything. My life is changing for the better. I have new friends and relationships to cultivate and learn what it means to express concern, passion, joy, inspiration, delight, and love. My cosmic energies are aligning and I feel synergy with the world around me again. The cold dark winter that put me into hibernation has melted away into a vibrant world of water and plant, crystalline dew and amazing colored flora. I have new spots and petals, and for the first time feel like I have reclaimed some of my lost stripes.
I am entering a new season, of my art, my life, and my feelings and thoughts of what is around me. I alone am not responsible for this change, but only I can grasp it and make it mine. I continually felt the pulse of life tossing to towards a goal and then fading it away until I got the chance again. Now I know what I truly want and reached for it, obtaining many new aspects to my heart. People thought me crazy, selfish, and weak, but I tell you that only you can decide what makes you happy and you shouldn't let anyone else tell you different. It is better to be a whole and complete person than to stretch yourself into everyone else's bubble of what makes you a person. I was stretched too thin, to almost breaking, but now I am resilient and strong, and hold my form no matter what the world says.
Being true to yourself will always make people question, and fill them with confusion and animosity to the change, because they are ignorant and jealous of your zeal. If everyone is outwardly selfish, then why not be inwardly selfish and make yourself into what you want to be. Bloom into a fantastic flower of many facets, explore and learn, invite and experience, and live your life to the fullest it can be. You can't do everything, but own pieces of your life in seasons and be proud to look upon them and cherish it. I am transitioning into a new stage, a new age, a new being, and while I am the same person, I am not.
People change, evolve, move on, trade portions of their life for better gain. Don't let chains hold you back, break them off and move onward to whatever it is that excites you, or whomever.
Don't live your life in that cocoon, for it is a transient place for metamorphosis, not permanent isolation. How will you know who you want to be unless you take in what is around you. See, smell, taste, walk, touch...listen.