I think I have the winter blues. It’s a regular thing with me. By late winter the lack of sunshine starts to leave melancholy little shadows over my life and I struggle to warm up to being bothered.
It’s a pain to lose your enthusiasm – but nothing a few good days of sunshine and warmth won’t cure. I am already eagerly anticipating spring.
I feel a little skip in my heart when I see new buds forming on the trees and bulbs bursting into flower. The days are starting to grow longer and I can almost smell spring in the air.
But for right now I’m just soldiering through these last days of winter and doing what I can to keep motivated. I have blog posts I should be writing but, as you can see from the date on my last post, haven’t.
To be honest all my energy right now goes into retaining some level of excitement about the sameness of life. It’s hard work, but worth it for my family who don’t seem to feel the winter blues like I do.
I think maybe the bears have the right idea. Snuggle up somewhere warm and cozy and sleep away the dark wet hours of winter. Wait until the beauty of spring begins to show before you even think of popping your head outdoors. Those bears they’re smart!
Luckily for me I know Spring is only weeks away and it’s lifting my spirits just thinking about it. Those first few days when the air warms and the sun shines in a blue sky are like medicine to my soul. They quickly heal away my winter blues and give me the hope and promise of sunshine for months to come.