The winter blues are a real thing friends. I know that I am finding myself terribly unmotivated which only compounds the dread I feel looking at my various to-do lists. Work stuff, wedding stuff, blog stuff, actual life stuff. It all adds up and deadlines loom and the more grey the skies get, the more dull my get-up-and-go gets and frig, winter is tough.
But I came to a bit of a revelation this week over on the ‘gram. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it, and in case you could also use a bit of permission to accept this slow season for what it is. Don’t worry, the regular roundup is just below, so if you aren’t into my incredibly prolific internal thoughts (she said dripping with sarcasm), scroll down.
It’s one of those slow seasons when time seems to stand still like the aching cold of a Canadian winter.⠀
When having a wild weekend means Marie Kondo-ing your closet.⠀
When skies are grey and the icy lane way is a bitter reminder that our skating rink failed miserably and sometimes, we don’t have control over everything.⠀
It’s a slow, cold, grey season.⠀
But it’s times like these that lend room to nights snuggled by the fire, really good books and the best friggin tacos I’ve ever had.⠀
Balance is a funny thing that way. Where we need to feel the slow, the cold, the grey, to learn how to embrace small moments, flits of joy, the simplest love.⠀
Winter is slow but cappuccinos and moody coffee house playlists just aren’t the same in the heat of summer.⠀
It’s slow. But I think I’ll try not to rush it.
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for:
This VERY powerful article reminding us that children are our future and it’s our job to make sure they aren’t a bunch of assholes.
Tips on living an organized life (spoiler alert, I live by most of these)
A cute but relatable video for those of us working in male dominated industries. Purl is my spirit animal.
Nine simple decisions for living a better life that are essentially fool proof.
I’ll be consulting these 2019 design trends as we work towards making our house a home!
If you check any of these links out, drop me a line - I’d love to chat. And if you’re feeling those winter blues just remember, your rate for getting through tough days is currently at 100%, just keep going.