January thaw

Felt flowersFelt flowers to eventually decorate the walls of my living room.

January’s been an interesting month so far. I haven’t really taken the time to write publicly this month because I’m just trying to survive one of the worst winters I’ve experienced during my lifetime. Seriously, I don’t remember getting THIS much snow or it being THIS cold THIS often. It is ridiculous, and it is only January. I am hoping the snowfall slows down once February hits. (On Sunday. February starts on Sunday. What?)

January and February have historically been my least favorite months of the year. It’s dark when I wake up, dark when I go home, and half the time I have to navigate my way through snow and ice and who knows what else just to get from one place to the other. It hinders my ability to stay active, as sometimes the weather will be so bad that I just throw in the towel and decide to stay in for the evening. I don’t like those evenings.

I’ve experienced some disappointment this January. But from that disappointment, I’ve learned that I am strong and capable of doing what I want and living my life by my own terms. I think winter’s a good time to learn such a lesson, as most of the time, for me at least, winter is a struggle anyway.

Things are good. Winter’s not my favorite time of the year, but I am enjoying myself and my life, for the most part.

3 thoughts on “January thaw”

  1. Tell me about the felt flowers. Are they just to convince yourself it’s not really winter, or what’s the project?

    I agree about the winter angst. This is the worst I’ve ever had it. Were it not for family in the Midwest, I would be a huge fan of doing some time in a warm climate. And I think I’ve vowed that at some point in the next few years we’re going to need to take a trip to a warm place if we’re stuck with snow in the winter. And make it an annual thing.

  2. January is, as we say here in Scotland, “pish”.

  3. its interesting and i’ve never thought of it but i guess it makes sense: here in the west coast its light when i wake up and light when i get home by january already! i wouldn’t want to live someplace too cold..

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