Winter Philosophy

Winter’s Lessons

One easy way to make more informed decisions in your life is to reflect on past decisions you’ve already made. Our choices define our lives – not just the ones we’re carrying now about our future, but also the ones we’ve already made in our past. - Emily P Freeman As winter rolls into spring,… Continue reading Winter’s Lessons

Winter Memories, Winter Philosophy

It’s Okay to Be a Little Mad

A long time ago I went through a life event that knocked the wind out of me. I was a little confused and a little disoriented. Nothing particularly bad had happened, but the way I thought things were ended up not being true, and I had to grapple with reality being a little different than… Continue reading It’s Okay to Be a Little Mad

Stories, Winter Memories

These are Nostalgic Day

The first sunset after daylight savings begins is the most glorious sight. For one, it happens way later in the day then it has for months. But there’s something else about it too. It’s different. It’s golder. It’s deeper. I find myself drawn to it. I find that the light draws something out of me.… Continue reading These are Nostalgic Day

Winter Philosophy, Winter Research, Winter Tips

Embracing the Break

Jenny and I each took vacations this winter, and where we each chose to go is pretty telling. If you'll remember, the premise of this blog is that Jenny loves winter, while my relationship to it has been more tenuous. Winter is Jenny's soul season, while I'm more of an autumn girl. So where did we… Continue reading Embracing the Break

Winter Philosophy, Winter Tips

Press On, Dear Friends

Dear Winter Project Reader, It’s the last Thursday I’ll be writing to you during the proper winter season. March 20th marks the proper beginning of the spring season. Whether the weather responds to that or not is yet to be seen. I want to thank you for joining us this winter. Thank you for learning… Continue reading Press On, Dear Friends

Winter Tips

Creative Indoor Hobbies to Get You Through the Last of Winter

The calendar says it's almost spring, but the weather might be telling another story. The days yo-yo between the start of something new and the same old same old. It's difficult to keep up with, if only to pick out what to wear each day. It's not really spring; it's sort of winter; it's Spring-ish.… Continue reading Creative Indoor Hobbies to Get You Through the Last of Winter

Stories, Winter Memories

Field Notes from Vermont

My husband and I spent our 5 day winter vacation in Vermont. It was absolutely marvelous. I was definitely living my best life in the freezing temperatures and layers and layers of snow. While I was there, I took some time to jot down my thoughts about place, people, and roofs. This post isn’t super organized or neat, but these were some of my more organized thoughts from our winter trip.

Winter Philosophy

Transforming: Winter, Spring, and Making the Most of Life

Life doesn't change overnight. There's usually little changes that trickle in one by one, usually a moment where you sense the old falling away and the new coming in, little by little. When I'm in a season of transformation or transition, I go from giddy excitement for all the new things coming up, to wistfulness… Continue reading Transforming: Winter, Spring, and Making the Most of Life

Winter Tips

5 Yummy Winter Recipes

It’s on secret that every season has its own foods. Yet another reason I look forward to winter is the ability to eat lots of soups, chilis, and crock pot dishes. Besides being relatively quick to make, soups and chilis are also the type of food that make leftovers, a must for a busy family. Below I have shared 5 of my husband and my favorite winter foods. There’s some soups, a bread, and even a favorite dessert (not necessarily exclusive to winter, but you know…).