Hello, Hello you spring days! You have sprung and I am so grateful for that. I love you and I promise, promise, promise to not take you for granted this year - even when the humidity lingers far into the night and I have to wrestle my hair into a ponytail.
These days have been beautiful even with their dramatic temperature changes. Sometimes, I catch the scent of fresh flowers in the air and I breath in so deeply the smell becomes a piece of me. Our sleepy little island has come back alive - plants are being planted, buildings are being repainted and the streets are filling back up with people.
These days are late nights spent giggling, smiles so big and large my face hurts, the bestest, largest and sweetest strawberries, car windows kept wide open, the smell of freshly cut grass, the distant sound of waves crashing on the shore and the taste of salt on my tongue. I am eager for when the weather will allow swimming in the time between dusk and sunset. The stillness of those waves are just the type of medicine I require. These are the moments that linger, that I remind myself to be most grateful for.
May has come and nearly gone. I love this month - this is my month, the time when I celebrate my birth. A decade ago I was eighteen, which I remember far more as a feeling over anything else. These times have been filled with the unexpected and the rewarding as most good things are. Many layers have been stripped away, I know far less but what I know for sure is: love fearlessly, dare greatly, act big and feel grateful.
So thank you for being you and doing all that you do.
I wish you well, Kaylin