It’s over! Isn’t it?
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!