About a week ago, I read a blog post titled Dear Mama Who Is Done with Winter and I could relate to it in so many ways. I enjoy the rhythm and flow of the seasons but I will admit that February is a difficult month for me. Gone are the magical days of Christmas, and spring won’t be here for a little while yet. The way I get through this time of the year is by keeping busy. In my frenzy to stay sane I start to renovate, organize, clean and craft. Right now our laundry room is missing two walls and I’m about to prime a table.
Unfortunately, throughout this winter we’ve also undergone a relentless assault of what feels like every cold and virus making its round in our community. My eldest’s recent emergency room trip was stressful and while he’s is feeling better now, it made me teeter on the edge of embracing dark and lonely feeling. Part of me wanted to shut everybody out and wallow in my pitiful emotions. While the temptation was strong I knew that it was not a viable option. Instead I have chosen to refocus, keep going out, drink much chai, show gratitude, indulge in KDramas, bust a few moves to KPop, and remind myself that February is half over!