Waking up to thunder, lightning—and snow recently, I realized that here in the midwest, we are experiencing the in-between time.
Not quite spring. Not quite winter. But a time when lines blur and shadows form. As the head of a LOHASian (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) advertising agency based near Minneapolis, I realize that this in-between time moves through business in rhythms that mimic nature.
Those times when projects sit in limbo due to budgetary review. When new hires are postponed until venture capital is raised. And when proposals for new initiatives are passed back and forth through decision making chains.
So as I sat at my desk listening to thunder and watching snow fall while organizing files, I came across this photo from last summer. It was a bit of a shock to see leafy green trees and Russian sage just outside my office door, when the trees now are still bare and ground is covered in snow.
It was such a perfect reminder of new growth that awaits. Winter is a time for rest. And spring carries the knowing that what was frozen will once again flow.