My blog is a bear coming out of hibernation. A hibernation I never intended to take but a siesta from blogging it turned out to be. Deep in the forrest of my mind, my blog was nurtured safely within its den- processing, dreaming, and organically shifting while the world around it remained. When I wanted to wake it and post a new understanding the bear just took a deep breath and shuddered as it remained asleep in its dreamlike state. It was tired from all the soul shifting and needed the restorative energy enabled only by the winter break. Hibernating is a lot of work after all.
My Blogger Bear still processed my life through many colors, sounds, emotions, and knowledge within its dreamlike state. And I know from experience that in dreams, anything in the universe is possible.
It had far away adventures, heartaches, laughs, the monotonous routine of the everyday but the excitement of tomorrow. It was excited about all the time we shared in nature, the moss we touched, the water we listened to as it ran through the cracks of the creek. It enjoyed the time with friends, dog snuggles, sticky notes shared between husband and wife, and the dream of the big change that had yet to manifest.
Although in real life it took months to resurface it seemed like only moments to the bear. And much like in dreams, while waking up into the functioning digital blogger bear world, it was hard to begin to describe all the magical adventures and happenings that occurred during sleep.
So it is ready now that spring is here, to resume the digital story telling of my life as I understand it.
Brittany Courchesne is an early childhood educator, teacher mentor to teachers in training, public speaker, and blogger.