It happened. Winter finally ended and the deluge of a new reality is seeping in the front door. Today, the lodge officially opens for business and life, as I know it, will drastically change for the next six months.
No longer will I be able to hear my dog snoring from the corner of the office. The dark days of winter, which seemed so cold and lonely, are a thing of the past and our first group arrives today, marking the beginning of a very busy season.
I am always torn this time of year. Being busy is wonderful. I enjoy interacting with a myriad number of personalities and I do enjoy engaging more in the active part of my job. However, the increase in my hours at work means a decrease in my creative hours at home. My reading suffers, my dog sees me far less than I would like and my blog always seems to take a bit of a back seat while I am perched high in that saddle, ready to ride into action.
But I shall carry on, knowing that the sunset of my busy season is a mere six months away and the idle time, which can sometimes seem monotonous, will once again be waiting for me to bask in its splendor.