Wow! Yay! Woohoo! Gear waterproofed, gear gone through and packed, Wilderness First Aid and CPR re certified, paperwork filled out for the new rafting outfitter I’ll be working for this summer, questions answered, tent site picked out, old friends reconnected, river rapids raging high water, snow slowly melting. Can’t wait! Can’t wait! Can’t wait! Not sleeping much, not eating much, bouncing off the walls, being absurdly productive, LOVE LIFE! Every raft guide goes through this Spring Fever! It’s a physical need to get back on the River, an overwhelming excitement that pushes the memory of long cold dark winter into a minuscule cobwebbed corner of the mind. Spring has sprung, I am Spring! Every molecule is teetering on the edge of Awakening, vibrating with new life, new love, new happiness!