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
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
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
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.
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…).
This week I experienced the rollercoaster ride of nearly sliding off the road on Monday because it was so snowy and icy to riding home with my windows down on Friday because it was so warm. It’s a bit like whiplash living right on the boarder between the states that hardly ever get snow and… Continue reading A Winter Mindset: Lessons from Norway
If you’re over the sappy Valentine’s Day stuff, this post is for you! Today brings a really aggressive range of emotions. And I got you. “No matter who you are, you feel something today. Maybe it’s happy-slappy-over-the-moon love or deep, bitter resentment at your singleness. Or maybe you find yourself somewhere in between. Wherever you are—mentally, emotionally, physically—you are definitely feeling something. On holidays like this one, I tend to feel like I am being manipulated into feeling a certain way. (Cynical, right?) Today, for example, we’re supposed to celebrate love. Ironically for me though, when I really start thinking about love, I find myself overwhelmed with a completely different thing: thankfulness.” Check out “7 Things I’m Thankful for This Valentine’s Day” for a list of things I’m thankful for this cold snowy February day. (I promise it’s not sappy stuff.)
I’m not very good about being understanding of others. I try to be, and I work on it every day, but I’m just not very good at understanding different perspectives (but for real, don’t we all sort of struggle with this?). And yet, it’s around this time every year where my patience and understanding essentially… Continue reading Gracious Failures
We just passed the one-month mark of winter and perhaps your energy is already waning (shhh, I know I’m supposed to be the happy-slappy winter-loving one, but even I get a little tired of it). We talk a lot about resting and slowing down and taking time for things, but we all know there’s an… Continue reading How to Get Things Done in the Winter
The clouds hung low to the ground. I found myself wondering if a tree top would puncture them and all the snow would start falling from that one spot, like a waterfall. The weatherman had said it wouldn’t start snowing until seven, but I was having a hard time believing him, or may I just… Continue reading Then the Air Smelled like Snow