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
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
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.
One thing we love about winter is that it naturally lends itself to reading. Nothing is more pleasant than cozying under a blanket with a cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa, and reading a good book. In fact, some of my earliest memories of winter are of reading inside during snowy, overcast days. My Mom… Continue reading The Best Books for Cozy Winter Reading
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
As we slowly move through the second week in January, perhaps you’re feeling a vague sense of listlessness. Maybe you’ve been trapped inside for days. Maybe you’re missing Christmas break. Maybe you’re missing the sun. Where I live, it’s been raining for what seems like years. Our yard is swamp. The trees are just as… Continue reading Thanksgiving in January
"A grumpy winter culture, combined with personal sensitivity to cold and lack of light, made me view winter as a thing to get through rather than a thing to find contentment in." Unlike Jenny, whose winter is her soul's spring, Hannah's journey with loving cold weather has been a little more complicated.
I grew up in south-central Pennsylvania where winter was characterized by cold weather and moderate amounts of snow. I don’t really remember a time when I didn’t like winter. I have lots of fond memories of roaming through the snow-blanketed woods on our property with my siblings. We’d follow any animal tracks we found, hoping… Continue reading My Soul’s Spring
Do you love wintertime, but struggle with the negativity that often surrounds the season? Or do you hate cold, dreary weather, and wish you could take more enjoyment and positivity from the colder half of the year? In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice---the official start of winter---is only days away. But depending on where… Continue reading Welcome to The Winter Project!