Winter Work

In Home, Inspiration, Landscapes, Nature, Seasons
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It’s over! Isn’t it?

Winter.

Is.

Over.

I made the best of winter. I played in the snow. I appreciated the icy breezes. I looked for beauty in darkness. I drank warm tea. I delighted in warm coats, fuzzy hats, and funny mittens. I frequented these battlefields and soaked in the history with a small taste of the cold, harsh conditions people fought and died in. I did every winter thing I could manage to do during these crazy times.

And now…I’m so glad it’s over.

Goodbye. So long. Don’t come back around again anytime soon.

Winter was a true exercise in mindfulness. Appreciating it does not come naturally for me. I’m a sun girl, a warm-weather girl, a green grass and blue sky kind of girl. Winter is the opposite of everything that makes my flowers bloom.

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer I feel like I can breathe easy again. Loving Spring is easy. Loving Summer is easy. Loving Autumn is so easy. But winter….winter is work.

As this season ends, I feel proud of myself for the emotional work. I was less sad and more grateful. I was less frustrated and more accepting of my hibernation. I reminded myself often that seasons change and that all this discomfort is temporary.

I am grateful for all that winter taught me, and as I reflect it’s a bittersweet ending.

And now excuse me while I change into my spring fashions!

Wishing you warmth and blooming flowers!

Jenny W.

3 Comments

  1. Beautifully written and photographed! And well done on entertaining yourself through winter! Not my favorite season either 🙂

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