Learning to love winter

January 18, 2016 at 10:54 am 1 comment

I struggle with this one, even living in Victoria, which is by far the most humane city in Canada as far as winter goes. It is Blue Monday, and I woke up today feeling about right for the occasion: a nagging headache from the cold that just won’t go away, and wishing oh-so-much can we please sleep in past 5 am! My dearest sunshine starts smiling early these days. No Blue Monday for the little ones, apparently.

Out the door for a walk with the dog, trees dripping over head, the sky painted grey and pink with the sunrise. There is something utterly restorative about striding through a wet morning in rainboots, breathing fresh clean air, watching birds swoop. Get lost headache. Get lost Blue Monday. I do not need to book a warm weather holiday. I just needed to go outside.



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  • 1. Laurel  |  January 18, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for posting this. Personally, I’ve been wanting to call it “Blue January”. For some reason this whole month has felt one shade of blue, or another. Granted I don’t have the 5 am mornings to contend with but it has been more difficult for some reason to get out of bed with a smile on. Completely agree on the restorative power of nature. Being outside is a great reminder of all the beauty we are surrounded with, and the fresh air always seems to bring a clearer perspective on life. And hey, the days are starting to get longer and lighter. That’s something to celebrate.

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