Winter is slowly reaching its peak here. It is thick like the blanket of snow that covers the ground in every direction. Most years this would have me frustrated. I get through the holidays and I think goodness I am tired of being cold, I am tired of my snow boots, and I really want to wear cute shirts without having to layer on a sweater and a coat on top of it (you know the silly first world problem things).
This year I have vowed to feel differently to see it with a new eye. I told myself I needed to go snowshoeing more than I did last year and I need to enjoy the silence that Winter brings.
With Summer comes much activity and no down time, because let’s be honest who wants to sit inside when you have 70-80 degree weather and crystal clear water calling your name…not me. But in the Winter there is a stillness that takes over the world around us and hibernation naturally happens. This is when we dig in our heels and haul through work.
This year though I have found a new take on the beauty that is outside. The snow covered trees, the clean white look of the outdoors, the soft flaky snow falling every morning, and the colors that surface with the change of season. It has been very inspiring being back home and I have felt as if I have rediscovered the world around me.
So this weekend I plan to take time to be outside more wandering through the woods, exploring places we normally do in the Summer because they most likely are just as beautiful in a whole new way in Winter, and to embrace the windy chill because it will make the warm days feel sweeter than ever.
What are your weekend plans? Is it Winter white where you are? What is your favorite part of Winter?
Happy Weekend my friends I hope you find your time off relaxing and inspiring in new ways.